Philippa Lee

New York, New York
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Get to know Philippa

Hailing from sunny Australia, Pippa Lee is an Australian Registered Architect with a Masters in
Architecture from Adelaide University. Pippa grew up with an early love for organizing space
and can still remember all her childhood friends’ floor plan layouts.
Pippa relocated to NYC in 2011 and has worked for a variety of high-profile firms before
establishing her own unique wellness specific firm Pip+Pencil in 2016 after noticing the impact
the indoor centric lifestyle was having on her health and well-being. Pippa specializes in high-
end residential design with a focus on wellness design; everything from air + water purification
through to healthy material, finish and furnishing selections.
Pippa was one of the first ever certified WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL AP) in the
world, and uses the knowledge and expertise gained through this study in advising clients on
achieving and exceeding the high standards in their private homes. Pippa is also a Certified
health coach which allows her to approach each client in a unique and holistic way.
Pippa has spent much of her time researching and experimenting with ways in which she can
make indoor living and working environments as healthy as possible. Pippa believes that our
health starts in the home, and our indoor environments have an enormous impact on our mental
and physical state. Pippa’s approach can be described as contemporary and minimalist with a
relaxed, Aussie vibe. Her experiences range from full renovations of very high-end residential
apartments, commercial, and hospitality, but her true passion lies in boutique wellness specific
residential design helping clients create healthy home environments for themselves and their

How I can help you
Gut renovation
Gut renovation
Kitchen bathroom
Kitchen & Bath
All new furniture
Updating existing decor / big pieces
Furniture layout
Space planning / furniture layout
Art accessories
Finishing touches / accessorize
Painting wallpaper
Paint / Add color
Pulling it all together
I need a sounding board
Style guidance
Determine my style
Merging our styles
Moving in with someone
Decluttering organizing
Streamline life / declutter
Moving into new space
Moving into a new space
Cabinetry built ins
Custom Build-ins
Electrical lighting
Electrical / Lighting
Add remove walls
Add / Remove Walls
Architect permitting
Architect / Permitting
Philippa's Portfolio
What clients say
(5 reviews)

Jordan C.

Pippa is awesome and does awesome work! She’s not only got a great eye for design, but she’s super collaborative and thoughtful about the actual space. She doesn’t let design trump function, she marries them. She’s also fast, efficient and responsive! Oh and easy going and fun to work with!

Halina H.

I worked with Pippa on a bathroom project in Chelsea. She is professional, hard working, precise and wonderful. The project went smoothly because of her patience and commendable work ethics. She always learns, asks questions, re-measures, and strives for excellence. I couldn't wish for a better work partner. Our client was very happy with Pippa's design and guidance. I couldn't recommend her highly enough.

Walter L. and Kaya C.

We recommend Pippa Lee in the highest degree possible. Her design work for our apartment was brilliantly produced after she thoroughly listened to our needs, asked great questions, and drafted tons of ideas. One of the most thoughtful and easy going architects we've ever worked with. Pippa manages to make everything seem an absolute breeze while still meticulously following up with all the many requirements, permitting, and coordination required in New York City building. Her approach is fresh and friendly, she is great fun, and I'm tempted to take on another project just so we can work with her again!


ASG had the pleasure to work with Pippa Lee on couple of projects. Her commitment to the project and great communication has made it very easy and pleasant to work together. We make a great team and we hope to continue our business relationship on many more projects. ASG would definitely recommend Pippa to others as she is always on point and very quickly finds resolutions in every situation.

Lauren T.

Pippa is everything I could want in a designer - she's professional, experienced, thorough, creative, communicative and on top of every little detail. She also happens to be sweet and lovely to be around but is tough with the vendors when she needs to be! I particularly appreciate her focus on health and wellness. For instance, I'm typically dismissed when I worry about EMF waves around my kids but Pippa not only understood but even suggested a special shielding paint we could use.

Through every step of the process it was such a relief to know I could reach out to Pippa easily, ask a million annoying questions, change my mind, etc. And it gave me peace of mind to know that she was overseeing and keeping me updated on the contractor's work in my home while we were out of town.
She'll be my first call for any and all future projects!

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