Lee Harris Pomeroy, FAIA, RIBA
Principal

Lee Harris Pomeroy founded the firm that bears his name in 1964 and he is actively involved in designing a wide range of projects, including commercial, industrial, transportation and master planning facilities.

In recent years, Lee Pomeroy’s work has taken him from New York City to many corners of the world. He has been especially involved in fast-growing cities in Asia, primarily in China and India. He is currently involved in a number of major international urban planning projects: the new East-West Corridor of the Kolkata Metro Railway, Westgate Village, Shanghai, China; the Binhai Convention Center Hotel and Residential Community, in Tianjin, China; and Skill City, a 49 million square foot satellite community outside of Bangalore, India, a center of the country’s burgeoning technology and media industries.

Our firm has a decades-long history of designing and rehabilitating New York City’s century-old subway system, with Lee Pomeroy at the helm. These projects include the $43 million rehabilitation of Manhattan’s Bleecker Street Subway Station and the Lincoln Center/66th Street Station, as well as the $30 million rehabilitation of the DeKalb Avenue Station in Brooklyn. Our $40 million rehabilitation of the 14th Street/Union Square Subway Station received an award for design excellence from New York Construction News and a Masterwork award from the New York City Municipal Arts Society. This “Arts for Transit” project allowed Lee Pomeroy to collaborate with a noted visual artist in the design of a visually stimulating interior space that incorporates historic elements from the original station.

In the 1970s, Lee Pomeroy’s rehabilitation of the Museum of Modern Art/Fifth Avenue/53rd Street Subway Station featured a 400-foot-long exhibit system illustrating programs and collections offered by six museums and cultural institutions in the surrounding community. He has also worked to restore Grand Central Terminal in New York City, as well as the original landmark Westchester-Bronx Terminal, Bronx, New York and the landmark Fulton Street Subway Station, which included restoration of the tiles and terra cotta panels originally designed by Heinze & Lafarge.

Lee Pomeroy’s public sector work includes projects for other governmental agencies, including NYC Department of General Services; NYC School Construction Authority; City University of New York, NYC Board of Education, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, NYC Urban Development Corporation, NYC Landmarks Commission, State University Construction Fund and NYS Department of General Services.

Private commercial clients have also been important in Lee Pomeroy’s architectural practice. He has designed headquarters for HBO in Hauppauge, New York, and a 33-story commercial tower for Swiss Bank (now UBS) in mid-town Manhattan, among his many completed projects.

Lee Pomeroy is well regarded for his expertise in historic preservation and the sensitive restoration of older structures. In this area, prominent projects include such New York City landmarks as the Plaza Hotel, Trinity Church Parish House and Pedestrian Bridge, Saks Fifth Avenue Expansion, and Grand Central Terminal. His work in this area has routinely been cited for design excellence and has been published in industry periodicals and the national press.

Mr. Pomeroy is also recognized as a pioneer in sustainable architecture. His designs frequently incorporate "green" architectural features producing environmentally responsible projects that incorporate solar collectors and other energy saving devices.

Bachelor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master of Architecture, Yale University

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Fellow, The Institute for Urban Design
  • Chairman, The City Club of NY Bard Awards for Architecture and Urban Design
  • Professor for Design and Urban Planning, City College School of Architecture
  • Deans’ Advisory Committee, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Advisory Committee, International Studies Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Visiting critic and lecturer— Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Texas A&M School of Architecture, Architecture, Columbia University, Princeton University, and Pratt Institute
  • Chairman, American Institute of Architects Library Award Jury
  • Member, Community Board #5, Midtown Manhattan
  • Member, Bellevue Associates Board, Bellevue Medical Center, NY

 

Lee Harris Pomeroy

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