Dr Guan Lee
School of Architecture
Visiting Tutor, ADS6
Dr Guan Lee is a tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, where he teaches on the ADS Theme, The Deindustrial Revolution (ADS6).
His practice, Grymsdyke Farm, is set in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire, about 35 miles northwest of London. The farm is composed of a house, a series of outbuildings, a walled vegetable garden and a small orchard. The farmhouse remains residential but the other buildings are converted into workshops and studios. Grymsdyke Farm’s motivating concept is to establish and explore the value of living/working arrangements that involve intimate engagement with materials and processes of making. Lee’s practice engages in a wide range of design fabrication, digital and analogue. Its aim is to expose, articulate and demonstrate the essential connections between processes of design, making and place.
Guan Lee has a BSc in Architecture from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1997), an Architectural Association (AA) Diploma (1999) and an MSc in Landscape Urbanism (2003), also from the AA. He has recently completed his PhD by Design (2013) at the Bartlett, UCL.