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 and art to furniture and objects. Current projects include a 20,000 sf ground-up Retreat and Spa in the Dominican Republic, a townhouse and addition in Williamsburg, free standing houses in the Hamptons and bespoke chandeliers.
Our design process is open to multiple influences and conceptual trajectories; in this sense we are generalists. Yet, there is a unique bias to the manner in which we build, revealed through the conscious manipulation of material and fabrication processes to achieve new aesthetic qualities within each project. This effort has been compiled as a series of experimental analog techniques consisting of cast aluminum, pulled plaster, bent steel, pleated wood, hammered wrought iron and layered concrete.
Young Projects received the 2013 Architectural League Prize, an Architizer A+ award for their 2014 Times Square Heart installation, an Architect’s Newspaper 2015 “Best of Design” for the Gerken Residence in Tribeca and most recently, a 2016 “New Practices” award from AIA NY. Young Projects' built and conceptual projects have been widely published and exhibited.
Bryan Young received his Master of Architecture with distinction from Harvard 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. He has taught graduate level architecture design studios and seminars continuously since 2009 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.