Lee gained his qualifications at the Norfolk Institute of Design. He has worked in various Architectural practises in Southern Africa and UK where he accumulated a great store of experience in design, construction and supervision.
He was a lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology where he tutored in Industrial and Interior Design. He also ran his own successful architecture and design company in Cape Town. His architecture and design portfolio contains numerous projects ranging from major commercial work, residential developments and timber construction to retail and domestic interiors. His design philosophy is function combined with aesthetic form to produce a holistic design solution, backed by forty years in the architecture and design profession.