HMC Architects’ Construction Administrator Ken Chan Lee has recently achieved a significant milestone in his career by becoming a licensed architect.

Ken is a construction administrator in HMC’s healthcare studio and is currently working on the new Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Redevelopment Program, which will consolidate medical services into new facilities on the 72-acre campus. The program ensures Harbor-UCLA Medical Center complies with Senate Bill 1953, which requires all California hospitals to be structurally resilient in the event of a significant earthquake.

Ken says, “My great-grandfather gave me my name, which in my native tongue means to build something grand, so going into architecture felt appropriate as a way to try to honor him and what he meant to me.” To Ken, earning his license is proof that his efforts and dedication mattered and, hopefully in some ways, reciprocated. Ken’s expertise and experience make him a valuable asset to HMC Architects as we continue to design for good and this achievement is a symbol of his dedication and commitment to the field, our firm, and our clients.

Congratulations Ken!