Discipline: Architecture

Juhee Lee-Hartford

Discipline: Architecture
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2003

Juhee Lee-Hartford is the managing and founding partner of River Architects. She has over 20 years of experience leading the design of progressive and sustainable facilities for public, educational, and residential clients. She led the firm to win the NYSERDA BOE competition, City of Hudson DRI grant and Mill River Park Ice Rink, Fountain and Park Facility Building project. With Passive House, Net-Zero Ready experience, she is now spearheading the firm’s development towards Living Building Challenge Standard.

Prior to forming River Architects, Juhee was a Project Architect with Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, where she managed the $24 million Bridgemarket development project in New York City. Her previous experience also includes the Rebirth of Pennsylvania Station: the relocation of Pennsylvania Station to the McKim, Mead and White-designed James A. Farley Main Post Office ; the restoration of Radio City Music Hall; the Whitaker Center, and the McCarter Theater at Princeton University.

Juhee was the recipient of the Pratt Institute National Talent Search Scholarship. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture there with Highest Honors. Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and Graham Foundation grant, Juhee studied the architecture of South Korea. She is currently writing a book on Korean Residential Architecture.

While at MacDowell Juhee worked on summarizing research done during her Fulbright Fellowship, producing the first draft of her manuscript.



Juhee Lee-Hartford worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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