Christopher Lee is the co-founder and principal of Serie Architects London, Mumbai and Singapore, and leads the design of Serie across all three offices. He is associate professor in practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). He previously served as design critic at the GSD (2011–12). Prior to that he was the director of the Architectural Association (AA) Projective Cities MPhil program (2010–12) and AA Diploma and Intermediate Unit Master (2002–09). Lee graduated with the AA Diploma (Honours) from the AA, received the RIBA President’s Medal Commendation Award, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture and Urbanism from the Berlage Institute and TU Delft. In 2017 he was appointed as a London Mayor’s Design Advocate to work on the Good Growth by Design program addressing key challenges facing London's built environment.
Serie is the recipient of the prestigious BD Young Architect of the Year Award and was recently named as one of 10 visionary architects for the new decade by the Leading European Architects Forum and was selected by ICON as one of 20 Essential Young Architects in the world in 2008.
The practice is known for its theoretical position which emphasises the study of building typologies and their evolution. Thus, Serie advocates careful study of historical building precedents as a basis for speculating on new solutions.