stpmj is an idea-driven design practice based in New York and Seoul.
The office is found by Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim with the belief that our work explores a new perspective
built from careful observations of material, structure and program expanding to
the social, cultural, environmental, and economic phenomena of our time. 
stpmj aims for provocative realism.
We design iconic architecture that stands out, not apart; that is visionary, not fantastical.
Continually embracing new parameters we provide distinct solutions at various ranges from architecture to urban strategies,
from tangible realities to utopian ideas with unforeseen manners.

stpmj has received numerous awards & prizes, including AIA New Practice New York (2016), Young Architects + Designers Prize by Architectural League of New York (2012),
Centennial River Boat Pavilion Competition (Louisville, KY 2014), Little Free Library: New Idea City of New York (2013), Life at the Speed of Rail Design Competition (Van Alen Institute, NY 2011)
and has been shortlisted in Wynwood Gate Way Park Design Competition (Miami, FL 2014), Folly Design Competition (NY 2014), 10th China Creative Garden Expo (Wuhan 2014) and Five Principals of OFFICE US at Venice Biennale 2014. The work has been widely featured in international publications and exhibited in Storefront for Art and Architecture, Parsons The New School for Design, Center Gallery at Fordham University, UJA Federation, Sherman Campus, Van Alen Institute New York, John David Mooney Foundation Hall and Dallas Center for Architecture.





Seung Teak Lee
/ st@stpmj.com

Seung Teak Lee was born in Seoul, Korea.
After graduating with B.E and M.E from Korea University, he received his M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
He was the recipient of the Architectural Department Faculty Design Award from Harvard
and was also a finalist for the SOM architecture and urban traveling fellowship 2009.
He has won several awards in international design competitions and exhibitions.
Before co-founding stpmj he worked at nARCHITECTS and LEVENBETTS in New York, Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and nSYSTEMLAB in Seoul.
He is currently stpmj's Seoul Office Director and an adjunct professor at Kookmin University.


Mi Jung Lim, AIA
 / mj@stpmj.com

Mi Jung Lim was born in Seoul, Korea.
After graduating with B.S from Yonsei University, she received her B.Arch from Rhode Island School of Design
and M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
She is a registered architect in the state of New York.
Before co-founding stpmj she worked at SOM, Andrew Berman Architect in New York and office DA in Boston.
She is currently stpmj's New York Office Director and an adjunct professor at Hongik University.