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Lee S Jablin
Lee S Jablin, Architect
Lee S Jablin
Born February 7, 1949
New York, NY
Nationality United States of America
Occupation Architect
Known for Architectural design and professional business leadership

Lee Jablin is an architect of projects nationally and internationally. Assembling and leading teams of engineers and specialty consultants, he designs and constructs buildings that become notable destinations, memorable interiors, and widely referred to standards of their type.[1][2][3]

His practice of architecture is broad, providing innovative design for the hospitality industry, high-rise office and apartment houses, and integration of structural, mechanical and exterior wall systems. Jablin's designs incorporate historic preservation, building reimagination and best sustainable methods.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Jablin's clients include Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, The Peninsula, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Taconic Investment Partners and Amedeo Limited.

Projects include the Waldorf=Astoria,[11] The New York Palace,[12] the Harvard Club of New York City,[13] 3 Lincoln Center,[14] Bouley International,[15] Le Cirque,[16] The Mercer,[17][18] Soho House,[19][20] and 55 Water Street.[21]

Lee Jablin is founding partner of Harman Jablin Architects, in continuous business since 1985. He has planned, designed, budgeted, scheduled and construction administered in excess of 2,600,000 square feet (240,000 m2) and 415 million dollars; and existing building renovation, conversions, repositioning and upgrading in excess of 6,800,000 square feet (630,000 m2) and 750 million dollars. In addition, Jablin has prepared feasibility studies and reports comprising zoning analysis, regulatory compliance, conceptual realization, budgeting and financial performance for real property acquisitions, development and leasing in excess of 4,250,000 square feet (395,000 m2) and 765 million dollars in value.[22]

Lee Jablin has worked with Warren Platner (Windows On The World), Ulrich Franzen (Phillip Morris World Headquarters, Miller Brewing Company, Champion International), and Der Scutt (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Headquarters N.A.).[23][24]

Jablin is registered to practice architecture in numerous states, nationally NCARB certified, and a LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL for high performance sustainable design.[25]

Jablin maintains professional affiliations with and participation in the Municipal Art Society, the Architectural League, the American Institute of Architects, the New York Society of Architects, and the U.S. Green Building Council.[26]

Jablin holds degrees from Cornell University[27][28] and Harvard University[29] and was named a Harvard University Fellow. He has received the Eidlitz Traveling Fellowship and the York Prize from Cornell. Jablin has taught at Harvard University, Cornell University and Hampton Institute and lectured at Columbia University.

Lee Jablin has been published in:

Jablin's extracurricular interests include serving Cornell University on the Trustee Nominating Committee, the University Library Advisory Council, and the College of Architecture, Art & Planning Advisory Council; Harvard Club Board of Managers; supporting Friends of Poplar Forest, Save Venice, and Poets House; and lending his collection of Architectural rare books and materials, and his Wiener Werkstätte Ceramics collection to museums.[30][31]


  1. ^ Architectural Record, August 1991, "Practice: Outside Money", Lednor M. Glynn, Pages 34-39.
  2. ^ New York Magazine, October 18, 1999, "Russian Tea Room – Wishes, Caviar Dreams", Nina Burleigh, Pages 29-33, 83, 97.
  3. ^ The New Yorker, August 19, 1991, "The Skyline", Brendan Gill, Pages 57-60.
  4. ^ Hotel Business, Vol. 14, No. 22, November 21 – December 26, 2005, "Westin Times Square, Revitalize, Renewal", Cathy Urell.
  5. ^ New York 2000, Robert A.M. Stern, David Fishman, Jacob Tilove, The Monacelli Press, 2000.
  6. ^ AIA Guide to New York City, Norval White & Elliot Willensky, Crown Publishers, Fourth Edition, 2000.
  7. ^ Emerald Architecture – Case Studies in Green Building, "The Helena, New York City", Joann Gonchar, AIA, McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  8. ^ Blue Guide New York, Carol von Pressentin Wright, Somerset Books, 2008.
  9. ^ The New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 1995, "The Colors of the Czars", David W. Dunlap.
  10. ^ New York Magazine, May 25, 2009, "Endless Spiral, The Guggenheim Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright", Justin Davidson.
  11. ^ Hospitality Design, July/August 1994, "Presidential Suite, The Waldorf Towers, New York City", Susan Dorn, Pages 31-35.
  12. ^ The New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1996, "Playing The Palace: The Good Old Days".
  13. ^ The Harvard Club of New York City, FYI, Vol. 2, No.1, December 1991, "Club Enters Deluxe Room Market", Robert Arnold.
  14. ^ The New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 1991, "Architecture View", Paul Goldberger.
  15. ^ The New York Times, Thursday, March 13, 1997, "Bouley and Kitchen: Joined at the Hip", Elaine Louie.
  16. ^ The New York Times, Thursday, May 1, 1997, "Stanford White Runs Away and Joins the Circus", Suzannah Lessard.
  17. ^ Luxury Hotels Top of the World, Martin Nicholas Kunz and Patricia Masso, "(Hotel) The Mercer" teNeves, 2008.
  18. ^ House & Garden, October 1990, "Travel", Susan Orlean, Pages 106-108.
  19. ^ Interior Design Magazine, September 2003, Raul Barreneche, Pages 218-225.
  20. ^ New York Architecture & Design, "Soho House" DAAB, Loft Publications, 2004.
  21. ^ New York Times, May 24, 2000, "Putting a Shine on a Memorial Long Forlorn", David W. Dunlap.
  22. ^ Institute For Urban Design), Project Monograph, November 1989, Vol. 2, No. 4, "Three Lincoln Center", Pearl Bosco.
  23. ^ The Architecture of Ulrich Franzen, Peter Blake, Birkhauser 1999.
  24. ^ Der Scutt: Retrospective, Robert Metzger, Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pa., 1996.
  25. ^ Emerald Architecture – Case Studies in Green Building, "The Helena, New York City", Joann Gonchar, AIA, McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  26. ^ New York Magazine, December 25, 1989 – January 1, 1990, "O Pioneers", Peter Blauner.
  27. ^ Cornell University Alumni Directory”, 2006 Edition, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  28. ^ 125 Years of Achievement: The History of Cornell's College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Elaine D. Engst, Cornell University Library, 1996.
  29. ^ Harvard Alumni Directory”, 2005 Edition, University Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  30. ^ Cornell Chronicle, Vol. 28, Number 8, October 10, 1996, "125 Years of Achievement", Darryl Geddes.
  31. ^ New York Magazine, May 25, 2009, "Endless Spiral, The Guggenheim Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright", Justin Davidson.

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