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Evelyn Lee, FAIA, is the first ever Senior Experience Designer at Slack Technologies. She is also founder of the Practice of Architecture and co-host of the podcast, Practice Disrupted. Evelyn seamlessly integrates her business and architecture backgrounds with a qualitative and quantitative focus, building better experiences for organizations’ employees, clients, and guests.

Evelyn received her Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors in 2002 from Drury University where she minored in Global Studies while also playing on the women’s soccer team. In 2003 she received her Masters of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Most recently, in 2012, Evelyn finished a dual MPA/MBA (Masters Public Administration and Masters Business Administration) in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School.

Evelyn is widely published and wrote a monthly column for Contract magazine for more than three years. She is now a frequent contributor to Architect Magazine. Evelyn has received numerous industry awards including the 2016 “40 Under 40 Award” for Building Design + Construction and the 2014 AIA National Young Architects Award. She currently is a candidate for AIA National First VP 23  /President 24. More recently, in 2020-2021, she served as the first-ever female Treasurer to the AIA National Board.

Evelyn has been a featured keynote speaker, invited guest panelist, and moderator at national design and architecture conferences including the AIA National Convention, Dwell on Design, and Women in Green. Her topics focus on developing knowledge leadership, organizational change management, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, and strategic approaches putting design thinking into practice.

Evelyn has nearly 20 years of experience working with individuals, organizations, and companies who are interested in applying design thinking to their decision-making process.


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