Seunghae Lee

Department Chair


Seunghae Lee came from Oregon State University's College of Business where she has held a tenured faculty position. She has served as interior design faculty for Purdue University and California State University, Northridge as well. 

She has a Ph.D. in Facilities Design and Management from Michigan State University, and Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Housing and Interior Design from Yonsei University, Korea. She has published articles in the Journal of Interior DesignApplied ErgonomicsBuilding & EnvironmentIndoor & Built Environment, International Journal of Architectural Research,  and International Journal of Design. Her research and publications cover a range of issues including support for older adults’ daily activities in the kitchen and bathroom; layout and residence space planning for continuing care retirement communities; and the need for senior-friendly products to support daily life among elderly in their homes and communities.

2020   McGonagall, O. M. & Lee, S. When less is more: From kitchen space assessments to food security for mobile and stationary recreational vehicle dwellers. Indoor and Built Environment. 29(3), 389 -404. 

2019   Lee, S. & Han, J. A Study on the Specific Uses of Academic Library by the Students' Social Styles - Focused on the Case of Main Library of Oregon State University. Korean Institute of Interior Design Journal. 28(3), 70-78.

2018   Lee, Y., Lee, S., & Kim, J. Desire for residence type and space improvement: Support for older adults’ daily activities in kitchen and bathroom. Archives of Design Research. 31(3), 193-203.

2016.  Lee, S. & Kang, M. Environment-friendly interior materials and products. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal – Annual Review. 9, 25-37.

2015   Lee, S., Dazkir, S. S. User Experience and Wayfinding in an Academic Library. International Journal of Visual Design, 9(4), 13-25.

2015   Lee, S., Kim, E. Y., Platosh, P. Indoor Wayfinding using Interactive Map. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 7(1), 75-80. 

2014  Lee, S., Dazkir, S. Paik, H., & Coskun, A. Comprehensibility of universal healthcare symbols for wayfinding in healthcare facilities. Applied Ergonomics, 45(4), 878-885.

2013   Lee, S. Wayfinding aids for older adults. International Journal of Design in Society, 6(1), 57-65. 

2012   Lee, S. CO2-Based Demand-Controlled Ventilation and its implications for interior design. Journal of Interior Design.37(2), 19-33.

2011   Lee, S. Healthy aging and wellness centers in continuing care retirement communities. International Journal of Spatial Design & Research. 11, 81-89.

2011   Lee, S. Evaluating Serviceability of Healthcare Servicescapes: Service design perspectiveInternational Journal of Design. 5(2), 61-72.

2011   Lee, S. & Paik, H. Korean household waste management and recycling behavior. Building & Environment. 46, 1159-1166.

2010   Lee, S. & Kline, R. Wayfinding study in virtual environments: The elderly vs. the younger-aged groups. International Journal of Architectural Research. 5(2), 63-76.

2009   Lee, S. The development of the digital visualization technology: The potential impact on interior design and its consumers. International Journal of Consumer Studies. 33(5), 611-618.