studio bio

in the workshop

Lee Halwa

Architect AAA, MRAIC, Int’l Assoc. AIA, CPHD


Lee is the principal of Fringe Architecture Studio, a registered architect in the Province of Alberta, and a Certified Passive House Designer (Passive House Institute). His project experience includes commercial new buildings and renovations, tenant improvements, transportation infrastructure, and single- and multi-family residential. His architectural design approach stems from a technical competence and a symbiotic relationship with the surrounding environment. To this end, he appreciates architecture that is instilled with craftsmanship and creatively articulated. 

In addition to studying architecture, Lee was also educated in the fields of urban studies and professional communication. During his architectural education he was recognized for multiple scholarships and awards, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) School Medal and Certificate of Merit. He is currently expanding his knowledge in human health and well-being in the built environment, passive buildings (Passive House), as well as virtualization within the design process as a means of both communication and design.