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Beyond The Big Dig
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What happens to the ribbon of land being created by the depression of the Central Artery may be the most important development decision to face Boston in a generation.

M. David Lee (Globe File Photo)

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M. David Lee

M. David Lee, FAIA, is a partner of Stull and Lee, where he directs a broad range of planning, urban design, and architectural projects. He is an adjunct professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has served on the faculties of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Mr. Lee is a past president of the Boston Society of Architects and formerly served on the Design Arts Overview Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a fellow of the AIA, and was an invited participant to the Presidential Round Table on Design.

He was Stull and Lee’s principal-in-charge for the preliminary design of the Central Artery’s Vent Building No. 7, an AIA Honor Award winner and a winner of the Boston Society of Architects' Harleston Parker Medal.

Mr. Lee served as chairman of the Mayor's Strategic Development Study Committee, a citizens advisory group charged with developing a master plan for the use of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston.

Lee grew up in Chicago, which he calls "the quintessential American city for architecture." He was an activist in the struggle against the Inner-Belt in Boston in the 1960s.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and holds joint degrees in architecture and urban design.

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