With a balance of creativity and functionality, Lee Austin leads an award-winning design, construction and installation team to achieve design and functional excellence in his role as owner and president of Design Studio West.
Lee has held his general contractor’s license for nearly 30 years as president of Lee Austin Construction, Inc. Throughout this time, he has developed long-standing working relationships with building industry professionals, suppliers, and building department officials.
After providing construction services to Design Studio West for nearly 25 years, Lee’s vision of creating a full-service, design-build company became a reality. In 2001, Lee purchased Design Studio West and today serves as president. Lee and his team provide everything from initial concepts to final designs and specifications through to final project completion.
The long-term success of Design Studio West hinges largely on Lee and the Design Studio West team forming alliances and ong-term relationships with architects, custom builders, and interior designers, and never providing products or services an alliance partner offers.
His team-driven approach instills confidence in alliance partners, clients, team members, and subcontractors alike. His strength is being able to identify challenges quickly and exceed the expectations of San Diego’s most discriminating architects, custom builders, interior designers, and homeowners.
Lee, his wife Dana, and their three children are all native San Diegans. The Austin family enjoys travel, off-road sports, skiing, and youth sports. Lee formerly served as chief of the La Jolla YMCA Trail Blazers Adventure Program and on the YMCA Board of Directors.