Juhee Lee-Hartford is the managing and founding partner of River Architects. She has more than 20 years of experience leading the design of progressive and sustainable facilities for public, educational, and residential clients. She led the firm to win the NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence competition, City of Hudson DRI grant and Mill River Park Ice Rink, Fountain and Park Facility Building project. With passive house, Net-Zero Ready experience, she is now spearheading the firm’s development toward Living Building Challenge Standard.

Prior to forming River Architects, Juhee was a Project Architect with Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, where she managed the $24 million Bridgemarket development project in New York City. Her previous experience also includes the Rebirth of Pennsylvania Station: the relocation of Pennsylvania Station to the McKim, Mead and White-designed James A. Farley Main Post Office; the restoration of Radio City Music Hall; the Whitaker Center, and the McCarter Theater at Princeton University.

Juhee was the recipient of the Pratt Institute National Talent Search Scholarship. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture there with Highest Honors. Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and Graham Foundation grant, Juhee studied the architecture of South Korea. She is currently writing a book on Korean Residential Architecture.