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Bryan Young

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Young Projects LLC is a design studio founded by Bryan Young in New York City in 2010, whose work includes buildings, interiors, objects, material prototyping and furniture. Geometry, pattern, texture and spatial complexity play a significant role in creating an ambiguous architecture. The studio explores a variety of methods: breaking traditional techniques for fabrication, hand pulling plaster, growing crystals and burning things, to name a few.

Current projects include a 30,000sf ground-up Hospitality Retreat in the Dominican Republic, a five story 50,000sf mixed-use project in Brooklyn with two floors of co-working space and a museum as the anchor tenant, multiple houses, gut renovations and arts-and-crafts projects for children. In 2018, Noah Marciniak became a partner in the office, bringing a unique dedication to researching construction technology and a new consideration of material detailing.

Young Projects’ work has been widely published and has received numerous awards including The Architectural League of New York’s League Prize in 2013, a Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award from Architect Magazine for Glitch House in 2018, an Architizer A+ Award for the 2014 Times Square Heart installation, a “Best of Design” award from The Architect’s Newspaper in 2015 for the Gerken Residence, a “New Practices New York” award from AIA NY in 2016, an AN Award for the MALI Museum proposal in 2017, an Azure Award for "Best New Interior Product" for the pulled plaster panels in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, the firm was included in AN Interior’s annual list of the top 50 interior architects.

Bryan Young received his Master of Architecture with distinction from Harvard University in 2003, where he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the Thesis Prize for his spatial diagrams on Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. He received his Bachelor of Arts with highest honors from UC Berkeley in 1997. Since 2009 he has taught graduate-level architecture design studios and seminars at several universities including MIT, Columbia, Parsons and Syracuse. Prior to establishing his studio, Young was a senior associate at Allied Works Architecture and previously worked at ARO, SOM and Peter Pfau.

View Bryan Young's full CV here.


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