Architect, urban planner, professor
MIT Professor Emeritus Tunney Lee is former Head, Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, and the former Head of the Department of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He served as Chief of Planning and Design at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and was also Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Planning and Operations. His research and teaching at MIT has focused on the process of community-based design and he has led many studios involving Boston area neighborhoods including East Boston, Fenway, and Alewife. Most recently, his research has focused on urban development of the Pearl River Delta in China, and an Atlas of Urban Residential Densities.
Mr. Lee is a board member at So Cove Health Center; Kwong Now Chinese School; and Asian American Development Corporation (where he is also a founding member). His atlas on Boston’s Chinatown is under preparation and to be published by MIT Press.
Tunney Lee is the recipient of the Chinese Historical Society Sojourner Award.