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TAO + LEE Associates, Inc. is an award winning St. Louis based design firm providing Architectural, Planning, Interiors, and Creative Design services for a diversity of project types, sizes & applications.

Peter Tao and Helen Lee

The firm has extensive experience in the planning, design and execution of Commercial, Cultural and Educational, Residential, Restaurants and Retail, as well as variety of other project types, which include Healthcare, Industrial, Sports-Recreation, as well as unique Creative Design projects (including Art Projects and Installations).

The firm’s principals, Peter Tao and Helen Lee, have a collective 60+ years of experience living and practicing architecture in St. Louis, New York and London, with project located both domestically and internationally.

TAO + LEE was selected as a Businesses of the Year at the City of St. Louis Mayor’s Business Celebration and as Asian Business of the Year by the St. Louis Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

TAO + LEE projects have been the recipient of St. Louis AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Design Awards in 2015, 2012, 2008, 2003, 2002 and 1998, recipient of the AT HOME Magazine Architects & Designers Awards in 2017, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008, a 2009 Ladue News Interior Design Award and Best of Houzz.com 2017, 2016, 2015 Design Award.

The firm and firm projects have been featured in AT HOME Magazine, Feast Magazine, Masonry Institute of St. Louis, Riverfront Times, St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Chinese American News, St. Louis Commerce Magazine, St. Louis CNR Magazine, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, St. Louis Magazine, Sophisticated Living, Who’s Who Diversity in Color and national publications Interiors Magazine and Visual Merchandise and Store Design.

Peter & Helen received their Masters of Architecture degrees from Columbia University (New York) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Washington University (St. Louis) and the University of Southern California, respectively.

Peter and Helen were included in the inaugural publication of Who’s Who Diversity In Color. Peter has also received a Diverse Business Leader recognition award from the St. Louis Business Journal and a Saint Louis Rams Community Quarterback Award.