Namju Lee is a principal of NJSTUDIO since 2004, specializing in the integrative and interdisciplinary domain
of architecture, urban, technology and representation, with particular interest in computational design and visualization.
Central to his practice is the use of data as the primary methodology in shaping a design process
by integrated data and human intuition. He graduated from Seoul National University of Science and Technology (B.S),
later, UC Berkeley(MArch), and Harvard Graduate School of Design(MDes), 1st Digital Design Prize.
As a lecturer, he has developed several materials in built environment domains for a design process with data.
The materials contain visualization and representation of data, and their implementation in design. The courses consist of
several low-level implementations in computational design process for data and representation from architecture to urban levels.
The courses hold as a form of workshop or lecture series at Harvard Graduate School of Design, MIT School of Architecture,
Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Sejong, University, Ministry of Labor Korea and Autodesk Korea, and
he taught Digital Design Studio I, II at Sejong University, Seoul. He published 'Simulation Visualization of Architecture',
and contributed some architectural publications including Platform10 and other magazines.
He has participated in multi-disciplinary exhibitions, digital film works, and architectural group works in Seoul and Sydney.
As a visualization specialist, His collaborators include KPF, HYUNDAI, SAMSUNG, SK, and posco E&C for architectural 3D animation and simulation
projects. As a researcher, he worked, at Harvard Graduate School of Design, at UrbanAid Lab at University of Technology, Sydney(UTS),
at SENSEable City Lab and Changing Places Lab, Media Lab, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT),
at College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. As a Software Engineer, he develops real-time graphic and
interaction programming libraries for an urban data visualization product at esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute,
GIS Mapping Software, Spatial Data Analytics & Location Platform), and he has been developing several computational
design libraries and tools as a plugin, add on, and stand-alone products (Numerical geometry, dynamic, environmental tool,
Landbox and so on).