Byoungjin Lee, AIA, LEED AP, becomes MSR Design’s newest senior associate

“Byoungjin leads through his work,” states MSR Design CEO and principal Traci Engel Lesneski. “He is expert at integrating the art and science of architecture in service of creating inspiring places that support human well-being and delight.”

MSR Design is pleased to announce the promotion of Byoungjin Lee, AIA, LEED AP, to senior associate. Firm CEO and principal Traci Engel Lesneski, CID, LEED AP, Associate AIA, states, “As natural leaders and firm owners, MSR Design senior associates contribute not only to individual projects, but also to the success of our practice through firm-wide initiatives and staff development. Byoungjin leads through his work. He is expert at integrating the art and science of architecture in service of creating inspiring places that support human well-being and delight.”

Byoungjin integrates energy modeling and site considerations early in the design process to maximize energy efficiency and human comfort, as well as to reduce impacts on the environment. His previous experience as a construction manager in Seoul, Korea, gives him a balanced understanding of design and construction. Byoungjin has worked on more than 70 projects since joining MSR Design in 2004, including many of the firm’s key library projects, such as Louisville Free Public Library’s new South Central Regional Library (winner of an AIA/ALA Library Building Award), the transformation of Madison Public Library’s Central Library (named a Library Journal New Landmark Library), and the new Norman Public Library Central Library.

“I am ecstatic about my new role at MSR Design, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue working with this group of talented individuals,” says Byoungjin. “They have been a great inspiration for me to do my best during my tenure at MSR Design, and I am looking forward to continuing to work with them on many great projects and to contribute to the firm’s success.”

“Byoungjin is a talented and driven architect who has been a key contributor to many of MSR Design’s flagship library projects,” states firm principal Dagmara Larsen, AIA, LEED AP. “His design leadership and technical experience propel design excellence and inspire everyone around him. We are so pleased to have Byoungjin share ownership of the firm.”

“Byoungjin’s incredible work ethic and continual drive for design excellence permeate everything he touches,” says Traci. “His countless contributions have made our projects better, our design approach smarter, and our practice stronger. I’m delighted and proud to welcome Byoungjin as a new senior associate.”

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