This month's episode is part 1 of 2 of a conversation with architect Derek Lee at the Olympic Village - one of his most popular projects. Derek is a principal at PWL Partnership and a LEED® Accredited Landscape Architect with over twenty years of experience across North America, Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Serving as the creative lead on design teams at PWL, Derek focuses on innovative placemaking and urban design with a view to improving people’s overall health and quality of life. Derek’s infectious passion for innovation is grounded by his experience and ingenuity that is evident in all scales of work, from large-scale master plans and urban waterfront developments to custom details that celebrate a site’s unique character. Derek’s ability to quickly translate conceptual ideas into graphic form effectively bring ideas to life.