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Yui Hay Lee Principal

Yui Hay Lee is the President and founder of YHLA Architects, an architectural and planning firm located in Oakland, California. Throughout the four decades of his professional career, he has been committed to excellence in design and to providing the highest caliber of architectural services with his enthusiastic personal touch. This commitment has earned him a prestigious roster of satisfied and repeat clients.

Celebrating over 30 years in business in Oakland, YHLA has projects in California, Florida, Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. Because of its capabilities, experience and willingness to aggressively pursue optimal design solutions, the firm has become recognized for its successful delivery of large-scale development projects - ranging from resort complexes and multi-phased high-rise condominiums to regional shopping centers and professional sports facilities.

Long active in public affairs in local community, Yui Hay is a commissioner of the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Authority; was a member of the Oakland Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board; Commission member of the City Planning Commission for the City of Oakland from 1991 to 1994 (Chairman of the Commission 1993-1994). He is a member of the Coordinating Committee for the Strategic Plan for Oakland; has served as president of the East Bay Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans; as vice president of both the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and the Oakland Consolidated Chinese Association; and on the Board of Directors of several organizations: Coalition of Chinatown Development, the Chinatown PAC, the College Preparatory School; the Metropolitan-Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and the Summit Hospitals Foundation of Oakland.

Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1967 Master of Architecture in Urban Design Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1965
Bachelor of Architecture

Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France, 1964
Diploma in Architecture

MIT Executive Education Program, Computer-Aided Design, 1973

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education, 2001
Golf Clubhouse Design and Site Planning