About the Founder: Joyce S. Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is president of IndigoJLD providing green health, design
and planning services on leading edge projects. She has been an Architect Fellow at the National Leadership
Academy for Public Health and one of the first LEED accredited professionals in New York City. Joyce served
under Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg. She was the Chief Architect at the New York City OMB overseeing the survey
of major city-owned buildings and waterfronts with the goals of enhancing long-term planning and identifying
green design and development opportunities. She was then the first Active Design Director, with a focus on
design excellence, in New York City before relocating with her family to Michigan. Recently, one of her programs
enjoyed the support of two Great Lakes state governors in Michigan and Illinois. Joyce sits on the
Advisory Council at the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Health and the Global Environment, and is a director for Building Healthy Places at the Penn Urban Health Lab.
The Active Design Guidelines, a publication she co-authored, had won recognition from the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation as well as the Sustainable Building Industry Council. Joyce is the recipient of numerous awards
including the Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Public Architect award
from the American Institute of Architects New York, and the Aga Khan Award from Harvard/MIT. She received her dual master degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).