Ellen Lee takes an empathetic approach to architecture, shaping buildings that serve the communities and environments for which they’re designed.
Trained and registered in Hong Kong, Ellen has worked in both Hong Kong and Australia before joining Chow:Hill’s Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau studio. Her experience spans a range of projects, but central to each one is its design for public use. Whether Ellen was designing railway stations, swimming pools or sport complexes, her understanding of how people used each space shaped her design.
Ellen is particularly interested in functional and modular design. She believes architecture is for people and is an infinite learning process, an approach she brings to Chow:Hill’s work in the health sector. Inspired by feedback from her clients, Ellen works to ensure every project she’s involved in meets the role required to serve the community.
Outside of the office, Ellen enjoys puzzles and miniature modelling. She also enjoys the inspiration she gains from travelling and observing different cultures.