Jeffery Zee

Originally from Hong Kong, Mr. Jeffrey Zee traveled to the United States for boarding school at the age of 14. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Architecture from MIT. After graduation, he worked at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in New York for two years until he came to Shanghai in 2003. After working for a few renowned design firms, he founded his own design office in 2013 – JFR Studio.


In 2009, Jeffrey achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) granted by the U.S. Green Building Council, and completed DNA Green Design Office, the first ever interior project awarded LEED CI Platinum in China.


Jeffrey’s expertise lies in adapting international advanced design concepts to local culture and requirements; meanwhile, pursuing design quality and innovation in every project. Since the inception of JFR Studio, he has led his team to complete over 100 projects for well-known clients throughout the world, including high-end entertainment spaces, restaurants, brand showrooms, flagship stores, and hotels, etc. A lot of these projects have been honored an array of awards such as the IDA International Design Awards, the A’Design Award, the FRAME Award, the China International Space Design Competition, and the Successful Design Awards.

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