The American Institute of Architects-New Jersey (AIA-NJ) has announced Ben Lee, AIA, as the organization’s 2017 president. Lee has been an active board member of AIA-NJ for the past five years, serving as president elect in 2016, vice president in 2015 and treasurer in 2014. With more than 35 years of experience in architecture, Lee is managing principal and chief financial officer of Morristown, N.J.-based NK Architects, a national architectural, structural engineering, planning and interior design firm. A board-certified health care architect, he has applied his design and management skills to advance NK’s Healthcare Design Group. Last year, Lee was awarded the 2016 Kindred Spirit Award by Carrier Clinic for his assistance in the nonprofit behavioral health care system, providing a safe, restorative and respectful environment for adolescents and adults receiving mental health and addiction treatment services. He is also a member of several other professional groups such as the American Society of Hospital Engineers, the American Hospital Association, the Healthcare Facilities Management Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. A member of the USGBC, Lee is also a LEED-accredited professional.
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