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Trevor Lee, RLA, ASLA, Partner, OLIN

Visiting Professor of Practice

School of Landscape Architecture

Trevor’s work focuses on transformative landscapes, the rethinking of how we foster social life through meaningful cultural and ecological engagement and design. He has worked alternately as a designer, researcher, instructor, and advisor over 18 years in both professional practice and academia, including more than a decade with OLIN. With his background and interests in art, graphic design, and illustration, he considers ways to create immersive, embedded experiences by foregrounding cultural, technological, and ecological frameworks within the landscape. He has brought this approach to many of OLIN’s signature projects, including the LEED Platinum-certified forestry school at Yale University, Syracuse Connective Corridor in upstate New York, the 21st-century revitalization of Denver’s 16th Street Mall, a landmark reimagining of the public realm surrounding the Los Angeles Convention Center, and Manhattan’s newest park, Pier 26 at Hudson River Park.

Beyond his work at OLIN, Trevor has taught extensively through faculty positions as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, a Visiting Assistant Professor and Third Year Undergraduate Coordinator at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and as a Design Fellow at Syracuse University. While a Design Fellow, Trevor led a two-year research project titled Formerly Urban, investigating the benefits of the creation of a new urbanity in rustbelt cities with large population loss. This research culminated in a symposium and book titled Formerly Urban: Projecting Rustbelt Futures by Julia Czerniak. Trevor has also researched new technologies in solar and wind science, working with the Land Art Generator Initiative to develop an energy-generating public art sculpture called WindNest. He has worked with other renowned landscape architecture offices on notable commissions, including Section Three of the High Line in New York City and Chicago’s Navy Pier.

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