Seunghae Lee

Associate Professor
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Milam Hall

Milam Hall 326

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
2004 Ph. D. Facilities Design & Management, Dept. of Human Environment & Design, College of Human Ecology. Michigan State University
1992 M. S. Housing & Interior Design, Yonsei University, Korea
1990 B. S. Housing & Interior Design, Yonsei University, Korea

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Academic Experience

2012 - Present Associate Professor School of Design & Human Environment College of Business Oregon State University

2006 – 2011 Assistant Professor Interior Design Program, Dept. of Art & Design Purdue University

2003 - 2006 Assistant Professor Interior Design Program, Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences California State University, Northridge

1998 - 1999 Teaching Assistant Interior Design Program, Dept. of Human Environment & Design Michigan State University

1994 - 1995 Instructor Dept. of Industrial Design Daejon College, Korea

Professional Certifications

2008 - present LEED A. P.

2006 - present NCIDQ (National Certification for Interior Design Qualification) Certified, #021533

1993 - present Certified Interior Designer in Korea Certified, # 93205010197C

Beyond OSU
Professional Affiliations: 

2011 - present Member. International Society for Gerontechnology

2004 - present Professional member. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC).

2006 - present Member. Environmental Design and Research Association (EDRA).

2006 - 2011 Faculty advisor. American Society for Interior Design (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Purdue Student Chapter.

2003 - 2006 Faculty advisor. American Society for Interior Design (ASID) and International Interior Design Association (IIDA) CSUN Student Chapter.

1996 - 2004 Member. International Facilities Management (IFMA)

1997 - 1998 Vice president. IFMA MSU Student Chapter


2014-present Membership Chair. E-News Reviewer. IDEC

2010-2012 Conference Communication Committee Chair. IDEC

2006-present Site visitor. Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

2010 Abstract reviewer. Environmentally Responsible Interior Design (ERID) Conference 2011.

2010 Program Committee member. EDRA42 Chicago. 2011.

2008 - 2009 Reviewer. Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

2008 Application Reviewer. The Ismail Interdisciplinary Travel Grant for Graduate Fellowship Office at Purdue.

2008 Workshop presenter. “Sketchup for Interior Designers,” Interior Design Program, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN.

2008 Visiting Scholar. Interior Design Program. Yonsei University, Korea. Summer 2008.

2008 Juror. Student Research Posters at “Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium” by the Center for the Environment at Purdue.

My Publications

Journal Articles

S. Lee and Kang, M., Environment-friendly Interior Materials and Products, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal – Annual Review, vol. 9, pp. 25-37, 2016.

S. Lee, Kim, E. Young, and Platosh, P., Indoor Wayfinding using Interactive Map, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 75-80, 2015.

S. Lee, Wayfinding Aids for Older Adults, International Journal of Design in Society, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 57-65, 2012.

S. Lee, Healthy aging and wellness centers in continuing care retirement communities, International Journal of Spatial Design & Research, vol. 11, pp. 81-89, 2011.

S. Lee and Kline, R., Wayfinding Study in Virtual Environments: The Elderly vs. the Younger-aged Groups, International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 63-76, 2011.

Conference Papers

Y. Lee and Lee, S., Comprehensive Universal Kitchen for Aging, in Korean Institute of Interior Designers, Seoul, 2017.


Y. Song and Lee, S., Perceptions with senior cohousing in China., Interior Design Educators Council Annual Conference. Boston, MA, 2018.

S. Lee, Future Life and Design, Busan International Architecture Forum. 2017.

Y. Lee, Lee, S., and Kim, J., A Case Study of Intergenerational Center for Senior based on the Spatial Characteristics, The 2017 International Conference on East Asian Architecture and City. Jeju, Korea, 2017.

Y. Lee and Lee, S., Perceptions with home environment improvements among older adults, IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Annual Conference. Chicago, IL, 2017.

S. Lee, LEED and sustainable design, Special Lecture Series: Chungbuk University. Cheongju, Korea, 2015.

S. Lee, Wayfinding at the Valley Library, Library Presentation. Willamette room, Valley library, 2015.

S. Lee, Wayfinding in university library, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). New Orleans, LA, 2014.

S. Lee, Dazkir, S., Paik, H., and Coskun, A., Healthcare symbols tested in three countries, Environment and Design Research Association. Providence, RI, 2013.

S. Lee, Universal healthcare symbols and medical tourism, Global Marketing Conference: Globalization and Marketing Performance. Seoul, Korea, 2012.

S. Lee, Way Finding for Older Adults in Health Care Facilities, 36th Annual OSU Gerontology Conference. Corvallis, Oregon, 2012.

S. Lee, ADA 2010, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, 2012.

S. Lee, Digital Portfolio: Reaching World Wide Through World Wide Web, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Conference. Baltimore, MD, 2012.

S. Lee, Wayfinding for older adults, Design Principles and Practices. Los Angeles, 2012.

S. Lee, Wayfinding Study Using VR Environments, Environmental Design & Research Association (EDRA) Conference. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

S. Lee, Demand-Controlled Ventilation (DCV) and Its Implications for Interior Design, Environmentally Responsible Interior Design (ERID) Conference. Boulder, CO, 2011.

R. Kline and Lee, S., Healthcare Wayfinding Systems for the Aging Population, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Conference. Boulder, CO, 2011.

S. Lee, The Healthcare Servicescapes: Customer Perceptions, Satisfactions, and Behaviors, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) International Conference. Boulder, CO, 2011.

S. Lee, Understanding Wayfinding for the Elderly Using VR, Virtual-Reality Continuum And Its Applications in Industry Conference. Seoul, Korea, 2010.

S. Lee, Independent Living for the Elderly, Korea Land & Housing Corporation. Daejon, Korea, 2010.

S. Lee and Kline, R., Wayfinding in Healthcare Facilities for the Senior Population, Annual Environments For Aging (EFA) International Conference. San Diego, CA, 2010.

S. Lee and Paik, H., Household Waste Management and Environmental Attitudes, Green Tech, Eco Life, & Sustainable Architecture for Cities of Tomorrow (GEST) International Conference. Seoul, Korea, 2009.

S. Lee, Li, Z., and Beaman, M., CO2 Measurement for Demand-controlled Ventilation: A Case Study, Annual Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Mid-West Conference. Chicago, IL, 2009.