Leejung Hong AIAS LEED AP tackles both architecture and planning assignments with a vengeance. Clients love her organizational skills and have basically just resigned themselves to do what she says. Not because it’s easier but because she is usually right. She has an amazing capacity to take on complex assignments simultaneously and keep them running smoothly and effectively. The Principals at MWAP like to joke that we all work for Lee because of her high standards and work ethic.
Leejung has a special interest in sustainable projects and leads our LEED certification for most projects. She is a certified LEED professional and has approximately ten years of experience as a project architect and project manager. She has worked on a wide variety of both master planning and building designs for both academic institutions and public agencies.
Leejung has led the effort for some of our most sensitive and complex projects. As Team Leader for the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Hangar 110 renovation, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Mullins Complex she coordinated the design and documentation of all the consultants. The historic structure was completely renovated and included a foam fire
suppression system. The project was designed and documented in REVIT and administered through a design build contract.
As a planner, Leejung led the effort in preparing both the Stone Ridge School Master Plan and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Master Plan. Both projects required knowledge and expertise in academic planning, infrastructure and historic preservation. Both institutions have been long-term clients and have relished Leejung’s leadership over the years of working together.
Leejung tells us tales of growing up in Dubai, UAE, that leaves us all wondering at how mundane our lives are. This of course does not give us any insight into why she is such a New York Knicks fan. But the most famous quote from Leejung was offered as motivation to our volleyball team and has now become our studio motto: “We must always win.” Which is why we all work so hard — We can’t let her down.
Leejung never saw a tree she didn’t want to hug. “Trees are people too.”
Bachelor of Arts
Columbia University, 1999
Master of Architecture
Yale University, 2004
Registrations and Affiliations
AIA / DC Design Excellence Committee