Lee brings a deep understanding of agency, community and stakeholder relations to design and planning projects across the firm.

Lee Altman


Lee Altman, AIA, LEED AP, is a Principal 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 landscape, urban design and infrastructure projects. Within SCAPE, she works to develop firmwide project management systems and processes and facilitates peer learning across project teams.

Lee holds a Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, where she received the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, the GSAPP Honor Award for Excellence and the William Kinne Travel Fellowship. She currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the same program at Columbia. Lee also holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture with Honors from the Israel Institute of Technology.


Registered Architect: Israel, New York




Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University GSAPP

Advisory Roles & Fellowships

Advisory Council, Transportation Alternatives

Advisory Board, “Oculus” Magazine, AIA-NY

Fellows Forum, Design Trust for Public Space

Fellow, Urban Design Forum

Select Awards

SARA National: Design Award of Merit – Urban Design, “BDC Redevelopment,” 2021

SARA-NY: Merit Award – Urban Design, “BDC Redevelopment,” 2021

The Architect’s Newspaper: Best of Design, Honorable Mention – Unbuilt, “Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan,” 2019

ASLA-NY: Honor Award – Analysis, Planning, Research & Communications, “The Gowanus Lowlands,” 2018