Architects / Planners



Johnson & Lee, Ltd.






Phil Craig Johnson, FAIA

Frank Christopher Lee, FAIA










Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Master of Architecture in Urban Design 1979


University of Illinois Circle Campus  

Bachelor of Architecture in Design 1975




Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, NCARB


Former Board of Director, South East Chicago Commission    

Former Board of Trustees, Illinois Institute of Technology

Former Board of Overseers, Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture

Former Board of Director, Illinois Chapter National Organization of Minority Architects

Former Board Member, Chicago Architecture Club

Former Director at Large, Chicago Chapter, American Institute of Architects











Mr. Lee has 41 years’ experience in a variety of architectural areas prior to and since co-founding Johnson & Lee, Ltd. in 1983. He is a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council. He has been a visiting professor, critic and lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cornell University, Tuskegee University, Tulane University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, The School of the Art Institute, University of Detroit and Andrews University. He has lectured at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Graham Foundation, Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Toronto Society of Architects and the Chicago Historical Society. He is a former member of the Board of Overseers at the College of Architecture and the Board of Trustees at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also a former board member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Chicago Architecture Club. From 1975 to 1977, Mr. Lee worked as an architect for O’Donnell Wicklund and Pigozzi. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Lee worked as an architect for Murphy/Jahn.  In 2007, he was elevated by the AIA to the College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. He was honored for advancing the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural, education training and practice.




·   Whitney Young Library Renovation/Expansion, Chicago, Illinois

·   Chicago Family Health Centers, Chicago, Illinois

·   Friend and Family Health Centers, Chicago, Illinois

·   Ping Tom Memorial Park Boathouse, Chicago, Illinois

·   Moore Park Gymnasium Addition, Chicago, Illinois

·   Strand Hotel Historic Preservation, Chicago, Illinois

·   Haas Park Field House, Chicago, Illinois

·   Park Boulevard Mid-rise Housing, Hope VI, Chicago, Illinois

·   Mercy Housing- Englewood SRO Mid-rise, Chicago, Illinois

·   Friend Family Health Clinics, Chicago, Illinois

·   The New Kennedy King College, Chicago, Illinois

·   Lake Park Crescent- Hope VI, Chicago, Illinois

·   Pilgrim Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois

·   Oakwood Shores Mid-rise Hope VI, Chicago, Illinois

·   University of Chicago, Diversity Center Feasibility Study, Chicago, Illinois

·   Unity Park Comfort Station, Chicago, Illinois

·   Langston University Student Housing, Langston, Oklahoma

·   Henry Horner Homes, Hope VI, Chicago, Illinois

·   Mandrake Park Comfort Station, Chicago, Illinois

·   Kenwood Oakland Planning Study, Chicago, Illinois

·   Northern Trust Bank South Branch, Chicago, Illinois

·   57th Street Comfort Station, Chicago, Illinois

·   Village Hall, Maywood, Illinois

·   James Jordan Boys and Girls Club, Chicago, Illinois

·   Grant Village Elderly Housing, Chicago, Illinois

·   Scattered Site Affordable Housing, Chicago, Illinois

·   Bryson Residence, Chicago, Illinois

·   Bowles Residence, Chicago, Illinois

·   Watson Residence, Chicago, Illinois

·   Winnecona Park Townhouses, Chicago, Illinois

·   Prairie Avenue Townhouses, Chicago, Illinois

·   Prairie Avenue Residence, Chicago, Illinois

·   Roseland Community Health Center, Chicago, Illinois

·   South Calumet Townhouses, Chicago, Illinois

·   Hyde Park Burger King Franchise, Chicago, Illinois

·   Museum of Science and Industry Naval Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois

·   Chicago State University Student Union and Dormitory, Chicago, Illinois

·   Central Station Visitors Center, Chicago, Illinois

·   Ariel Capital Management Office, Chicago, Illinois

·   Henry Horner Homes Planning Study, Chicago, Illinois

·   Chicago Commons West Humboldt Park Community Center, Chicago, Illinois









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