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

He is a professor at Hanyang University, Seoul, and leads a research think-tank, DETLab (Design and Emerging Technologies Lab), which focuses on speculative design-driven architectural interventions paired with diverse, new technological applications.
He also collaborates with the inter-disciplinary design studio AuthentiCityLab. We engage in ideation, problem-solving, storytelling and making to operate projects at all scales in varied sectors. Each project is different and requires a tailored approach, but our common motivation is to design meaningful places and new experiences for creative and positive social impacts.

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 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.