Sungkyung Lee is an Associate Professor who teaches design studio, digital representation, graduate research method, and environment and behavior seminar courses in the BLA, MLA, and MEPD programs. She is interested in the relationship between powerful socio-economic/cultural changes (i.e. modernization, war, and colonialism) and urban landscapes. Her scholarship is centered around the questions of how such contexts influence the physical environment through destruction and redevelopment, change people’s perception and use of the place, and create a different human-environment relationship.
Her current research focuses on the design issues of urban revitalization practice involving redevelopment of informal community spaces, such as historic street markets and other sites of significant collective community memories. Viewing ‘design’ as represented by a specific building or in the general spatial practice, her recent research critically examines the role of design in the redevelopment process and its impact on the sense of place and community ties to the place.
Selected Honors and Awards
2016, 2014 Faculty Recognition for Student Career Development, UGA
2014 Dean’s Award for Teaching Innovation, UGA
2014 Outstanding Teaching Faculty, UGA
2011 Service-learning Fellow, UGA
2007 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2006 EDRA Nature and Ecology Paper Award
2002-07 Human Dimensions of Environmental System Scholar, Univ. of Illinois
2003 The Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha
2003 Graduate ASLA Award of Merit
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