Lee H. Skolnick

Lee Skolnick
New York, NY

SEGD Global Design Awards

JetBlue Junior Children's Play Area
JetBlue Junior Children's Play Area
The Moveable Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
The Moveable Museum
Children's Museum of the East End, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
Children's Museum of the East End
Off the Wall, SEGD, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
Off the Wall

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2019 Global Design Awards Jury
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2004 Distinguished Member Award honoree.  Former SEGD Board Member (6 years). Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, is Founder and Design Principal of Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership. He has served on advisory and grant evaluation panels for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, among others.

Lee Skolnick sits on the boards of various arts and design organizations, is Chairman of Architecture Omi, and has served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of several design magazines. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester in the UK, and is the author of scholarly papers and books, including What Is Exhibition Design? Skolnick has served as an adjunct faculty member at The Cooper Union, New York University and the Bank Street College of Education. His design work has been widely published and has received many awards of excellence, including the “AD 100 Architects” by Architectural Digest and local, state and national AIA Honor Awards.

In addition to designing museums, schools, libraries, residences, exhibits and a wide range of other architectural projects, he has created numerous museum education programs, teaching kits, and curriculum materials for schools in New York and throughout the United States. In bringing New York City’s architectural and cultural heritage to its children, he has conducted symposiums, workshops and provided teacher training for some of New York City's top educational and cultural organizations. Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership designed the new exhibition for The Cooper Union’s Great Hall renovation.

Lee Skolnick received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Cooper Union in 1979. He received the 2006 President's Citation and the 2012 recipient of the John Q. Hejduk Prize.  Lee Skolnick is also a Fellow has also been inducted into the College of Fellows of the AIA. Read this interview with Lee about his approach to design.

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Lee H. Skolnick's Sketchbook

Lee Skolnick's Sketchbook
Lee Skolnick's Sketchbook

Most children draw before they can write. I was certainly one of them. Sketching is perhaps the most primal means for identifying and embodying even the barest seed of an idea, for testing and shaping it, and for expressing it in its purest and most distilled form. If one can retain the essence and yet achieve the potential in the realized project that the initial sketch suggests, then the challenging creative journey can be deemed a success. All design is communication.


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