Lee Altman

Senior Associate

Lee is a Registered Architect and an Urban Designer and Senior Associate at SCAPE. She draws on her experience in city government as well as her past work with architects, artists, scientists, and public health professionals to form a multifaceted perspective in managing urban design and infrastructure projects. Prior to joining SCAPE, Lee worked for New York City’s Department of Design and Construction, where she coordinated the efforts of over 20 city agencies improving health through the design of public buildings and infrastructure, and promoted high-quality public design through the Design and Construction Excellence program.

Lee holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture, with Honors, from the Israel Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of the Honor Award for Excellence in Design for her work at Columbia, as well as the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize and the William Kinne Travel Fellowship. Lee teaches urban design at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she led the program’s regional design studio in the Hudson Valley. She also co-chairs the fellows forum at Design Trust for Public Space, and the Advisory Council at Transportation Alternatives.


Registered Architect: Israel, New York