Bryan Young founded the design studio Young Projects LLC in New York City in 2010 and the licensed architecture office Bryan Nathaniel Young Architecture PLLC in 2014. The office produces multidisciplinary work ranging from architecture, material research, and prototyping to furniture and objects. Current projects include a 25,000 SF ground-up Retreat and Spa in the Dominican Republic, a townhouse and addition in Williamsburg, free-standing houses in the Hamptons, and a collection of furniture.
Our design process is open to multiple influences and conceptual trajectories; in this sense we are generalists. Yet, there is a bias to the manner in which we build, revealed through the conscious manipulation of material and fabrication processes to achieve new and alluring aesthetic qualities within each project. This effort has been compiled as a series of experimental techniques consisting of cast aluminum, pulled plaster, cast concrete, bent steel, pleated wood, hammered wrought iron, and layered concrete. This focus on materiality and craft occurs in tandem to unfolding spatial narratives that similarly seek to produce unexpected experiences.
Young Projects’ work has been widely published and has received numerous awards including, among others: the 2013 Architectural League Prize, an Architizer A+ award for their 2014 Times Square Heart installation, an Architect’s Newspaper 2015 “Best of Design” award for the Gerken Residence, a 2016 “New Practices New York” award from the AIA NY, a 2017 AN award for the Mali museum, and a 2017 Azure award for best new interior product for the pulled plaster panels.
Bryan Young, Principal, R.A., AIA
Noah Marciniak, Partner, R.A.
Noor Alawadhi, Designer
Julia Castaño, Designer
Brad Isnard, Designer
Rachel Lee, Designer
Sonya Ursell, Designer
Jean Lin / Colony, Collaborator
Stacey Wilson, Collaborator
Desiree Casoni, Collaborator
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.