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Lee Washesky
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Department of Architecture

Lee Washesky is a registered architect and returning instructor to Penn State.  After working for various firms for the last 25 years, he has set up a practice, LEE LLC, in downtown State College.  Lee received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University, Master of Architecture from Columbia University and studied at the Architectural Association in London.

Work in previous firms included projects at all scales from small New York apartments, commercial, retail, industrial, corporate, business, hotels, a museum and master plans for college campuses.  During the five years in Rafael Vinoly’s New York City office, he was the project manager during the construction phase of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and a team member for the Abu Dabi master plan for NYU.   For over ten years, Lee designed, detailed and followed through construction of K-12 school projects including; a new elementary school in Spencerport, New York, a new high school in Bordentown, New Jersey and the expansion of the Harrisville, New York PK-12 facility.

Lee sketches every day and is currently working on portraits of notable people in architecture and the art world.  The drawings are an attempt to exist in the realm between portraiture and caricature.


B.S. Arch., The Pennsylvania State University, PA, 1983

Independent Studies Program,The Architectural Association, London, UK, 1987

M.Arch., Columbia University, NY,1988

Courses Taught

ARCH 331 Architectural Design Studio

ARCH 491 Architectural Design Studio

Lee Washesky