School of Architecture, CUHK
LEE, Sze Wan Clover

Prof. LEE, Sze Wan Clover (李詩韻)

Adjunct Associate Professor

MDes (Harvard)
BArch (Cornell)


Clover Lee is from Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and her Master of Design Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has taught at University of California Los Angeles and University of Michigan. Clover was at Rice University from 2004-2008, where she was an Assistant Professor as well as the director of the Rice School of Architecture China Program (RSAC).

Clover is the director of plusClover, established in Los Angeles in 2001 and relocated to Hong Kong in 2009. plusClover’s work has been published widely and exhibited internationally. Among the recently completed is the Butterfly House, a residential project in the US, honoured the Best International Award by A&D Trophy Awards.

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Research Interests

Differentiated bigness: scale vs. size in large scale developments

Game plan: relationship between statutory requirements and the plan

Honours and Recognitions

Winner, AD100 – 100 Top Architecture and Design Talents in China (2015)

Winner, A&D Trophy Awards  – Best of Residential Interior (2014)

Finalist, LEAF Awards – Best International Interior (2014)

Finalist, SCMP – Architecture and Design Awards – Best Residential, Hong Kong (2014)

Certificate of Excellence – Perspective Award Architecture – Public Space (2013)

Winner, World Architecture News Residential Interior (2012)

Finalist, Perspective Award Architectural Heritage (2012)

Certificate of Excellence – Perspective Award Interior – Residential Design (2011)

Perspective Award Interior Design (2011)

Participant in HK/SZ Architecture and Urbanism Biennale (2008) – Proposal based on the research conducted at Rice University School of Architecture

Recipient, Rice University Faculty Initiative Fund (2007) – USD$40,000.00

Honorable Mention, AIA Houston Faculty Grant (2006)

Design Excellence Winner, Living Smart Design Competition, Oregon, U.S.A. (2004)

Honorable Mention, Atlantic College International Design Competition, Wales, U.K. (2004)

Finalist, Burnham Prize, Spertus Institute Design Competition Chicago, U.S.A. (2002)

Honorary Appointments

External Examiner, MArch Programme, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong (2017-20)

External Examiner, BSSc Programme, School of Architecture, the Chinese University Hong Kong (2016-17)

Max. M. Fisher Visiting Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan (Fall 2008)

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