Dwell Aug 2017 Brooklyn Brownstone project is featured as Editor's Pick in the Homes section    

 

 

 

Dwell Aug 2017

Brooklyn Brownstone project is featured as Editor's Pick in the Homes section

 

 

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."