T. Lee Becker, FAIA
Lee Becker joined Hartman-Cox Architects in 1974 and is a partner. During his time at Hartman-Cox, he has been responsible for overseeing the design and administration of a broad range of project types. These include award winning institutional, ecclesiastical, commercial office and mixed use, academic and residential buildings throughout the United States.
His academic projects include new buildings, additions and renovations that are typically in the sensitive historic core areas of some of America’s most cherished University campuses. Projects include the Duke University - Divinity School Addition next to the Duke Chapel; two projects adjacent to the Lawn at the University of Virginia; Mary Gates Hall on the Rainier vista at the University of Washington in Seattle; and the Woldenburg Art Center (formerly Sophie Newcomb College) at Tulane University.
Mr. Becker is a nationally recognized for his design of law schools, libraries and business schools. Examples include the University of Michigan Law School South Hall Addition; University of Michigan’s Lawyer’s Club Renovation; Law School at Washington University in St. Louis; the Law School addition at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; the Law Library at the University of Connecticut; the Special Collections Library at The University of Virginia and the McIntire School of Commerce, a recently completed a 125,000 square foot addition to Stanford White’s Rouss Hall building at the south end of the Lawn. He has lectured on professional schools and urban design at the University of Virginia, the DC Chapter AIA, the Virginia Chapter AIA, the University of Maryland, Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins and Duke University.
He has over 20 years experience designing judicial facilities such as the US Federal Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas and the Lexington-Fayette County Circuit and District Courthouses in Kentucky. He most recently completed the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, a LEED Silver building that forms the new Judicial Plaza in Denver’s Civic Center.
Mr. Becker has an extensive design portfolio of commercial office building projects including 1200 K Street, 800 North Capitol Street, Pennsylvania Plaza, Market Square and Gallery Row, all in Washington, DC. He also designed 16 Market Square, a mixed use project in “LODO” Denver, Colorado and developed a master plan design for Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to academic, judicial and commercial work, Mr. Becker designed two high rise residential projects, The Wellington and The Empire in New York City, St Patrick’s Church and Day School in Washington D.C., Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia (recipient of a national AIA Award) and the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. He recently completed a rooftop addition to the historic Hay-Adams Hotel and is currently designing the George Washington University Museum, both in Washington, DC.
Mr. Becker’s projects have received over 30 design awards at the local, regional and national levels. His work has been published in Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record,Progressive Architecture, Building Stone Magazine, Period Homes, Traditional Building Magazine, Inform and The Washington Post, among others.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Maryland and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is NCARB certified and a registered architect in the District of Columbia and five states.