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Joseph T. A. Lee
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Joseph T. A. Lee, Professor of Architecture, retired from active status effective May 31, 1984.

Educated originally in civil and electrical engineering, Professor Lee found employment in architectural firms, and then completed his formal education in architecture. In 1952, he joined the faculty at The University of Michigan. Since then, he has taught at all levels of design in the undergraduate and graduate programs, maintaining through the years a remarkable rapport with students. Foreign students, in particular, have found him to be a wise and understanding counselor and friend, interested in both the personal and professional development of each student.

Professor Lee has been an outstanding servant of the Ann Arbor community in matters pertaining to education and the quality of the environment. He chaired the Ann Arbor Area Goals Conference in 1965, served a term on the Ann Arbor Board of Education and chaired many city or township environmental committees. Few individuals have given so much of their time and energy in matters of public concern.

As an architect, Professor Lee graced the Ann Arbor area with a number of fine residences and commercial buildings. His reputation among the Chinese-American community of the Midwest led to his selection as one of a private group of scientists and educators to be among the first to visit mainland China in 1972. His vivid photographic record and description of the "New China" society and its architecture were widely publicized.

For his many contributions to the University and the Ann Arbor community, the Regents salute this devoted teacher by naming him Professor Emeritus of Architecture.