Lee, a founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson (ANF) Architects, is a native Memphian, class of 61 at Central High School, Eagle Scout, graduate of Tulane University, and former student at the Architectural Association in London. After serving for two years aboard the USS Enterprise, he worked in Sydney, Australia for two years before returning to the United States. Lee serves on civic boards including RiverArtsFest, Levitt Shell Board of Directors, Delta Arts, Memphis Regional Design Center, and as a troop advisor to the Boy Scouts. He is a past President of AIA-Memphis and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Lee, a founding director of the RiverArtsFest, is passionate about the arts, "building community," and helping others reach their full potential.

Married to Annette Askew from Sydney Australia, Lee has four children and two grandchildren.