Vincent Lee, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP is an Associate Principal in Arup with over 20 years of experience in sustainable development, green infrastructure and integrated water resource management. His civil and environmental engineering background has enabled him to implement water-resilient cities and communities across the world. He has been instrumental in developing integrated water management plans for new cities in the Asia and the Middle East. He has developed eco-district infrastructure plans for campuses and mixed-use developments in different geographies including New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Vietnam, and Brazil. Since 2012, he has led Arup’s work in the design of green infrastructure for streets and public properties on over 2,000 acres in 3 City Boroughs. Following Superstorm Sandy, he has led the design on multiple resilience initiatives in the NY metropolitan area including: the NYS2100 Commission, NYCDOT and NYC Transit post-Sandy resilience work, HUD Rebuild By Design, NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program and NYCHA public housing recovery projects.
Within Arup, Vincent is the Global Technical Director for Water where he ensures technical excellence and quality across the region in hydraulic & hydrologic modeling, green infrastructure, water sensitive urban design and resilience. He is one of the leaders of the civil engineering and water team in Arup’s New York City office and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil/environmental engineering from Penn State University, a Master of Science degree in from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The mission of the Trust for Public Land is an important one for Vincent both professionally and personally. Professionally, Vincent is an advocate for green infrastructure and the integration of nature-based solutions within the built environment, and how well-designed public spaces can provide communities with multiple benefits including recreation, relaxation and an infrastructure system to cleanse our water and air. Personally, he keeps active by running through our parks, cycling along our bike lanes, swimming in our open waters, and skiing and snowboarding in the Catskills.