Changyeob Lee is a British-registered Architect (ARB, RIBA), designer and educator who is based in Seoul but works globally.

He is a professor at Hanyang University, Seoul, and leads a research think-tank, Systemi:City.  We focuses on creatively leveraging emerging technologies in Design and Fabrication, with the aim of re-defining traditional notions of architecture. Our academic studio is dedicated to exploring the potential for positive social and cultural impact through speculative architectural interventions in existing urban environments.

He is a co-founder of the inter-disciplinary studio ReBuild.  The practice is motivated to explore the new possibilities of re-building the architectural narratives at all scales in various sectors, engaging with ideation, problem-solving, storytelling, and making. While each project is unique and requires a tailored approach, our goal is to seek more meaningful relationships and new human experiences across objects, spaces, buildings, and nature.

He studied at the University of Hanyang and the Royal College of Art, having graduated Interior Architecture (BS) summa cum laude and Architecture (MA) with Distinction respectively. He is known for his thesis project, entitled Synth[e]tech[e]cology, which was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal in 2013 and awarded the Sheppard Robson Prize at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition in the same year. 

Upon completing his RIBA Part II from RCA in 2013, Chang worked for Heatherwick Studio, London, for over seven years. There, as package lead, he delivered a wide range of award-winning high profile projects, including Zeitz MOCCA, Capetown; Google’s new headquarters in Mountain View, California; and the new Terminal 5 in Changi Airport, Singapore. He also developed his specialism in computational design and fabrication through consultancy at Front Inc until his return to Seoul in 2022.

His works have been published in numerous international design magazines and journals, such as Dezeen, Wallpaper, Daily Mail, AJ, Wired, Inhabitat and Space. His work has also been exhibited globally, including in London, Stockholm, Milan, Seoul and Tokyo.

For enquiries, please contact me by changyeoblee@hanyang.ac.kr, Linkedinor Instagram DM.