Builder Magazine  , May 2019   Built in reading nook creates ideal kid’s corner: The team designed the spaces with lots of storage for easy access to toys and books to encourage imaginative play. A small white oak nook, built within the floor to ceiling bookshelf, breaks the symmetry of the white cubbies and gives the children a unique space to read, craft or play…offering a a comfortable oasis for afternoon naps too.

Builder Magazine, May 2019

Built in reading nook creates ideal kid’s corner: The team designed the spaces with lots of storage for easy access to toys and books to encourage imaginative play. A small white oak nook, built within the floor to ceiling bookshelf, breaks the symmetry of the white cubbies and gives the children a unique space to read, craft or play…offering a a comfortable oasis for afternoon naps too.

Dwell     Mar 2019  Dwell’s Favorite 20 Modern Kids Room Design photos and ideas:  “Kids are all about imagination, fun and play - find inspiration in these creative choices for furniture from bunk beds to bookcases and storage to shelves.”

Dwell Mar 2019

Dwell’s Favorite 20 Modern Kids Room Design photos and ideas: “Kids are all about imagination, fun and play - find inspiration in these creative choices for furniture from bunk beds to bookcases and storage to shelves.”

HOUZZ     Nov 2018   "Be surrounded by the things you love"

HOUZZ Nov 2018

"Be surrounded by the things you love"

Brownstoner   Aug 2018   "The owners of this stately 1930s home in the surprisingly lush and leafy Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens... hired Sonya Lee to carry out a gut renovation ...with the mandate for a modern interior within the vintage landmark building"

Brownstoner Aug 2018

"The owners of this stately 1930s home in the surprisingly lush and leafy Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens... hired Sonya Lee to carry out a gut renovation ...with the mandate for a modern interior within the vintage landmark building"

 
Dwell   June 2018  19 Cozy Nooks that radiate charm and comfort -   From alluring alcoves to cozy reading corners and breakfast nooks, these 19 spaces will make you want to curl up with a book - and/or glass of wine -- ASAP!

Dwell June 2018

19 Cozy Nooks that radiate charm and comfort -

From alluring alcoves to cozy reading corners and breakfast nooks, these 19 spaces will make you want to curl up with a book - and/or glass of wine -- ASAP!

WeLivv   April 2018  Sonya Lee Architect and their body of work is featured on WeLivv as part of a Design Influencer program, which spotlights interesting and inspiring design projects and the creatives behind them.

WeLivv April 2018

Sonya Lee Architect and their body of work is featured on WeLivv as part of a Design Influencer program, which spotlights interesting and inspiring design projects and the creatives behind them.

Builder Magazine  Mar 2018   "Sonya Lee Architect carefully restored its historical details while brightening the interiors with contemporary elements and finishes."

Builder Magazine Mar 2018

"Sonya Lee Architect carefully restored its historical details while brightening the interiors with contemporary elements and finishes."

Houzz     Oct 2017   "Details shine in updated Brooklyn Brownstone: After decades following several ad hoc renovations, water damage and general wear and tear, teh brownstone had lost much of its initial luster. However its outlook changed when a new young family from Australia purchased the home and began working with architect Sonya Lee to repurpose and reimagine this historic property for a new era."

Houzz Oct 2017

"Details shine in updated Brooklyn Brownstone: After decades following several ad hoc renovations, water damage and general wear and tear, teh brownstone had lost much of its initial luster. However its outlook changed when a new young family from Australia purchased the home and began working with architect Sonya Lee to repurpose and reimagine this historic property for a new era."

Dwell     Aug 2017  Brooklyn Brownstone project is selected as Editor's Pick in the Homes section; our brownstone project is featured on the homepage of Dwell Magazine    Dwell   Aug 2017  Selected as "Home of the Day" on Dwell.com

Dwell Aug 2017

Brooklyn Brownstone project is selected as Editor's Pick in the Homes section; our brownstone project is featured on the homepage of Dwell Magazine

Dwell Aug 2017

Selected as "Home of the Day" on Dwell.com

Brownstoner     July 2017   “We wanted to be historically sensitive and bring back what was authentic, but in areas where there was clearly nothing we could bring back, like the kitchen, we brought in the modern life the clients wanted.”

Brownstoner July 2017

“We wanted to be historically sensitive and bring back what was authentic, but in areas where there was clearly nothing we could bring back, like the kitchen, we brought in the modern life the clients wanted.”

BUILD news   Sept 2016   "Sonya Lee Architect LLC has won Best for Full Bespoke Architectural Designs - New York and Florida. The 2016 Architecture Awards (Build News magazine) recognises the exceptional work undertaken by firms in the global industry."

BUILD news Sept 2016

"Sonya Lee Architect LLC has won Best for Full Bespoke Architectural Designs - New York and Florida. The 2016 Architecture Awards (Build News magazine) recognises the exceptional work undertaken by firms in the global industry."

Dwell     April 2016   "We've compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects....today's top ten (in no particular order) are from the board Details"

Dwell April 2016

"We've compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects....today's top ten (in no particular order) are from the board Details"

 
Archinect     Mar 2016  " Creating a comfortable space for adoptable cats within an interior that’s spacious and aesthetically pleasing can certainly make a difference – for both the animal as well as the individual seeking to adopt.     Sonya Lee   's work on the Meow Parlour is a wonderful example of a fresh concept done on a dime."

Archinect Mar 2016

"Creating a comfortable space for adoptable cats within an interior that’s spacious and aesthetically pleasing can certainly make a difference – for both the animal as well as the individual seeking to adopt.

Sonya Lee's work on the Meow Parlour is a wonderful example of a fresh concept done on a dime."

Divisare     Mar 2016   "Redefining home office: renovation of a NYC apartment with the office as the central spatial organizer...these details create a thoughtfully crafted space that enlivens their colorful busy lives."

Divisare Mar 2016

"Redefining home office: renovation of a NYC apartment with the office as the central spatial organizer...these details create a thoughtfully crafted space that enlivens their colorful busy lives."

Contemporist     Mar 2016   "   Sonya Lee Architect    designed the Meow Parlour, which is a cat cafe in New York City... The cat cafe allows the cats to roam freely, while they're waiting to be adopted. The furniture was designed to make it easy for the cats to play, hide and explore."

Contemporist Mar 2016

"Sonya Lee Architect designed the Meow Parlour, which is a cat cafe in New York City... The cat cafe allows the cats to roam freely, while they're waiting to be adopted. The furniture was designed to make it easy for the cats to play, hide and explore."

New York Times     Jan 2015   "The cafe has a picture window looking onto Hester Street with a long shelf and the word 'meow' spelled out in oversize wooden letters. The cats like to sit on the shelf and watch the passing parade, or lounge among the letters, especially inside the 'o.' "

New York Times Jan 2015

"The cafe has a picture window looking onto Hester Street with a long shelf and the word 'meow' spelled out in oversize wooden letters. The cats like to sit on the shelf and watch the passing parade, or lounge among the letters, especially inside the 'o.' "

Wall Street Journal     Dec 2014   "The much anticipated Meow Parlour, New York City's first official cat cafe, will open Monday on Manhattan's Lower East Side....Inside the store, a custom-built wooden wall features hidden cubbies for cats to hide in. A 'catwalk' for felines to roam has been installed near the cafe's ceiling. Nearly all of the furniture has cat shaped holes for the cats to crawl into."

Wall Street Journal Dec 2014

"The much anticipated Meow Parlour, New York City's first official cat cafe, will open Monday on Manhattan's Lower East Side....Inside the store, a custom-built wooden wall features hidden cubbies for cats to hide in. A 'catwalk' for felines to roam has been installed near the cafe's ceiling. Nearly all of the furniture has cat shaped holes for the cats to crawl into."

Elle Decor   Nov 2014   "Our architect, Sonya Lee, was really great. She had a cat, and our concern was that cats needed places to hide and feel safe. Plus, she's done a lot of residential architecture—so she knows what makes people feel comfortable. She combined those things to create Meow Parlour."

Elle Decor Nov 2014

"Our architect, Sonya Lee, was really great. She had a cat, and our concern was that cats needed places to hide and feel safe. Plus, she's done a lot of residential architecture—so she knows what makes people feel comfortable. She combined those things to create Meow Parlour."

American Institute of Architects     Apr 2014  On behalf of Toshiko Mori Architect, Sonya Lee received the Architecture Merit Award for the House in Ghent, for which she was the project architect.

American Institute of Architects Apr 2014

On behalf of Toshiko Mori Architect, Sonya Lee received the Architecture Merit Award for the House in Ghent, for which she was the project architect.

World Architecture Festival   Nov 2010  The Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion is a finalist at the World Architecture Festival. Sonya Lee attends the presentations with Toshiko Mori in Barcelona, Spain.

World Architecture Festival Nov 2010

The Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion is a finalist at the World Architecture Festival. Sonya Lee attends the presentations with Toshiko Mori in Barcelona, Spain.

American Institute of Architects     Jun 2010  Sonya Lee presents at the 2010 American Institute of Architects on TMA's Greatbatch Pavilion, which was awarded the Architecture Honor Award. Discussions include the design concept, technical excellence and the complexities of building new within the context of the historically significant Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin D. Martin House complex.

American Institute of Architects Jun 2010

Sonya Lee presents at the 2010 American Institute of Architects on TMA's Greatbatch Pavilion, which was awarded the Architecture Honor Award. Discussions include the design concept, technical excellence and the complexities of building new within the context of the historically significant Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin D. Martin House complex.

American Institute of Architects   2010  On behalf of Toshiko Mori Architect, Sonya Lee received the Architecture Merit Award for the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion, for which she was the project architect.

American Institute of Architects 2010

On behalf of Toshiko Mori Architect, Sonya Lee received the Architecture Merit Award for the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion, for which she was the project architect.

Jardin Ephemeres  I  Ephemeral Gardens    "This garden is a voyage through four hundred years of the history of Quebec. As the visitor traverses the garden, he encounters names, dates, images and plants that unveil the manifold histories of the city."

Jardin Ephemeres I Ephemeral Gardens

"This garden is a voyage through four hundred years of the history of Quebec. As the visitor traverses the garden, he encounters names, dates, images and plants that unveil the manifold histories of the city."