Hana Lee

Ph.D. Candidate


121 Burruss Hall (MC0190)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061



Urban public space

Public art

Social media

Data visualization

Hana Lee is a doctoral student in Architecture and Design Research program at Virginia Tech where her research explores strategies for creative place making and design policy for a city. Her current research investigates how to explore and visualize human behavior in urban places. By looking at the convergence of emerging user-generated data and mapping techniques to investigate the intersection of various social media at different scales, her work helps us better understand the interaction of media and behavior in urban public places.
Before coming to VT, Hana received her Master of Landscape Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design(RISD). She also holds a MLA and a BLA from Kyunghee University, earning the Dean’s Award for highest academic achievement. She has practiced landscape architecture for various firms and taught courses in the College of Art and Design at Kyunghee University, Korea.


Ph.D., Current. Architecture and Design Research, Virginia Tech.

MLA, 2015. Landscape Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design.

MLA, 2012. Landscape Architecture, Kyunhee University, Korea.

BLA, 2009. Landscape Architecture, Kyunhee University, Korea.