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YongJae Lee, RLA




Rhode Island School of Design, 
Master of Landscape Architecture, 2004


Massachusetts #4460

Rhode Island #711

Utah State University, B.A. in Recreation Resource Management, 1999

Utah State University, B.A. in Landscape Architecture, 1998


Member of Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society

Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society

Yongjae Lee has been at KZLA since the companies founding in 2010
and has played a leading role in many projects. He has extensive
experience in making design concepts reality, solving complex
constructability issues, and ensuring quality control throughout the
construction process. He is also responsible for design alternatives,
presentation graphics, and three-dimensional simulations. He is in
charge of office CAD standards, as well as introducing new software
programs to improve the efficiency of production.

Prior to joining KZLA, Yongjae worked on a variety of project types
include higher education campuses, waterfront developments, and
major mixed-use developments in Sydney Australia, Abu Dhabi UAE,
Chongqing China, Chattanooga TN, Cincinnati OH, etc.

Yongjae has been heavily involved with a variety of Boston Parks
& Recreation projects including Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond,
Adams park, Allandale Woods, Winthrop Square, Dorchester North
Cemetary, Eliot Burying Ground, Granary Burying Ground, Doherty
Park, Rachel Revere, and Paul Revere Mall.

For rehabilitation of the entrances and pathways of Franklin Park,
Yongjae conducted field research and data collection which helped
to address the much-needed circulation amendments and missing
connections which these pathways evolved into vehicular roads
which significantly altered their character. The scope included
managing shared-use ways and pathways, enhancing entrances, and
resolving potential conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles. He
also contributed to making traffic analysis and carefully assessing
a structural assessment of the historic Scarboro Pond bridge. He
also participated in the construction administration service for the
project. The second phase of construction was completed in 2019.
This project was awarded the Stewardship Award from Boston
Preservation Alliance, in 2019.

Yongjae is currently working on Phillips Exeter Academy Master Plan
for the North Campus. He also developed designs and construction
plans for the South Campus improvement project, which was
recently completed. The 50-acre project site was slated for multiple
interventions- Including a Center for Theater and Dance, Field House
renovation, and a complete overhaul of the landscape program to
embrace the area as a key cultural and athletic node on campus.

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