Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow
Adjunct Fellow

President of IndigoJLD Green Health

Public Health Interests

Built Environment, Chronic Medical Conditions, Environmental Health, Social Determinants of Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is president of IndigoJLD providing green health, design and planning services on exemplary projects. The YMCA Greater Grand Rapids is one such project supporting healthy living. She is among a group of 250 LEED Fellows worldwide. She has been an Architect Fellow at the National Leadership Academy for Public Health and one of the first LEED accredited professionals in New York City. Joyce served under Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, as Chief Architect at the New York City OMB. The Active Design Guidelines, a publication she co-authored, had won recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as the Sustainable Building Industry Council. After New York City, one of her green health programs enjoyed the support of two Great Lakes state governors in Michigan and Illinois as well as in Maryland. In her current role, Joyce continues to assist cities to establish 2030 Districts and reach sustainability goals. Joyce is the recipient of numerous awards including the Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the President's Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State, and the Aga Khan Award from Harvard/MIT. Recognizing her career achievement, the AIA New York honored Joyce with the Public Architect Award.

Select Publications:

 Current Trends in Green and Health Real Estate, Wharton IGEL 2017, and republished by Building Owners and Managers Associations (BOMA) Philadelphia, 2017.

Exceeding Intent: a precedent library of exemplary Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects 2017

Wellness Room – Here and Now 2016

Liz York and Joyce Lee, AIA Best Practices – Lactation/Wellness Room Design, August 2016

Lee, Joyce. "Bringing Better Health Outcomes to South Philadelphia." Urban Land 24 Feb. 2016: n. pag. Web.

2030 Districts Piercing Boundaries 2015

YMCA Greater Grand Rapids Healthy Living and Universal Design: 2014

2030 District as a Movement: 2015

Health is the new Wealth 2012

Reena Agarwal, Randi Rosenblum, Jurgen Riehm, Bret Mantyk, Joyce Lee, Karen Lee, "Active Design and LEED: Early Use and Analysis of the Innovation Credit for Health", US Green Building Council Greenbuild Conference, 2011

Joyce Lee, co-author, "The Active Design Guidelines" New York City publication, 2010