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Neil Lee

  • 1001 SE Water Avenue Suite 175
    Portland, OR 97214
    United States
  • 503-644-4222
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LEEKA Architecture and Planning is a full service design firm in continuous business since 1970. Our core competency is in the Retail / Commercial arena where we have provided services for national pharmacies, Retail and Quick Service Restaurant companies as well as several Real Estate Developers.

We provide services in the Health Care arena; we also assist with City, County, State and Federal Government agencies on various project scopes. LEEKA Architecture is certified as an MBE, ESB & DBE in the State of Oregon. We are registered to provide Architectural services in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona.

NW Construction Magazine listed us as a top ten Design firm in the Northwest, (Oct. 2010). LEEKA Architecture was recently selected as the Minority Business of the year by the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs - OAME. (May. 2012)

Our mission statement is to serve our clients needs quickly, efficiently, effectively and accurately. To provide a product and service that exceeds expectations and serve to propel the client to a higher level of success.

LEEKA Architecture strives to create positive impressions in the built environment.

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Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse Renovations

Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse Renovations
  • Type Architect
  • Role Project Management / Architect
  • Client GSA
  • Square feet 15 floors

Provided full A/E services to repair failing structural connections to large ceiling panels located in the lobbies, Courtrooms and Judges Chambers affecting 13 floors of the building.
Also provided services to replace the deteriorating drive isles of the basement parking garage under the building.

Washington County Accessible Courtroom

Washington County Accessible Courtroom
  • Type Architect
  • Role Prime Design Contractor
  • Client Washington County
  • Square feet 6,000

Public Sector - Corrections

Washington County enlisted the services of LEEKA Architecture to design a new accessible courtroom on the fourth floor of the Justice services building. Included in the design of the courtroom was the judges office and chambers as well as a jury room. To keep the other court rooms operating during the construction of this courtroom, non noisy work was conducted during the day while noisy work had to be conducted on off days or after hours. The courtroom was designed so a judge in a wheel chair would be able to use the courtroom un-assisted. The finished courtroom received positive praise from its users.

PORTLAND - MILWAUKIE Light Rail Transit Project (PMLR)

PORTLAND - MILWAUKIE Light Rail Transit Project (PMLR)
  • Type Architect
  • Role Collaborative Design Architect
  • Client CH2MHILL (TriMet)

LEEKA Architecture and Planning served as Architectural Design sub consultants on the PMLR project for Prime Contractor CH2MHILL which in turn was awarded one of 5 segments of the development from the client, Tri Met.
Sub consulting fee is approximately $125,000. The project is currently under construction, has met the 50% completion milestone in July of 2013 with a completion date milestone in September of 2015.

The scope of work awarded to CH2MHILL is known as segment A. Segment A scope of work begins at the terminus of the downtown Mall line and runs down SW Lincoln street to a new overpass bridge which snakes under the Marquam bridge, runs parallel with Moody Avenue then turns east to end at the rivers edge to connect with the Bridge construction, (Segment B).

LEEKA Architecture and Planning, a state certified DBE firm and contracted under the prime contractor, CH2MHILL was tasked to collaborate with CH2MHILL’s other design subcontractor, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, (ZGF). LEEKA Architecture and Planning was tasked to develop the LRT train stations located on 3rd/Lincoln and Moody/South Waterfront. In addition LEEKA was also charged with replacing an egress stair at the Portland State University Art building which was affected by the adjacent demolition of a building to make way for the track alignment. Other minor tasks bestowed to LEEKA Architecture included the development of a Bicycle parking oasis covered structure and initial design of various supporting substations along the alignment.

Metro Blue Lake Regional Park Entry Renovation

Metro Blue Lake Regional Park Entry Renovation
  • Type Architect Landscape
  • Role Building Architect sub consultant to Primary Landscape Architect contractor
  • Client Marianne Zarkin Landscape Architect / Metro
  • Square feet NA

Blue Lake Regional Park Entrance Renovation Fairview, Oregon (Metro Project) 2015

Marianne Zarkin MZLA Architects

Marianne Zarkin | Principal in Charge | 503-802-0031 | marianne@mz-la.com

LEEKA Architecture contracted under the team of Marianne Zarkin Landscape Architect, and won a contract with METRO to renovate the entrance of Blue Lake Regional Park. The scope of work was to increase the parks capacity to process vehicles thru the park entrance while reducing the line of cars that que into the main road. Additionally the park entrance identity was improved with new landscape sculpting, vegetation, signage, gates and small structures. The team lead by Marianne Zarkin achieved a 100% Small business MWESB team.

The team produced full construction documents and was involved from conception thru completion of the project. Mr. Neil Lee of LEEKA Architecture Designed and documented the three Entry buildings on the project. Completion of the project was June 2015.

·        Programming and conceptual design

·        Architectural Design services

·        Construction procurement assistance services

·        Rendering / modeling

·        Materials research / specifications

·        Interior and exterior design

·        Project administration and supporting services

·        Evaluation and planning services

·        ADA site and plans

·        Value analysis

Walgreens - Woodburn

Walgreens - Woodburn
  • Type Architect
  • Role Architect / Project Manager
  • Client PECO NNN - Robert Sherry
  • Square feet 14,820

Ground up development at Woodburn Crossings
Scope of work entailed demolition of several existing buildings and reconfiguration of the site for parking . Also included off site street improvements with ODOT. LEEKA Architecture collaborated with the Developer, Land owner and City of Woodburn to help facilitate the development. LEEKA Architecture provided a subconsultant team which included Civil, Structural, MEP, Landscape, Geotech, and traffic engineer to work thru Site Design review process and Building permitting.