Young Projects makes new materials — or more accurately, they rethink the processes for material invention and fabrication. This is executed through close collaboration with artisans and craftsmen, influenced by chemical reactions and randomness, and ultimately creatively deployed at the scale of architecture to create new experiences of built environments. Their experiments are deeply rooted in understanding the unique characteristics of context, site and landscape where they build, and are fundamentally inspired by sustainable practices.
In his lecture at the UK College of Design, founding principal Bryan Young will present several of Young Projects’ material experiments. Young received his Master in Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduated School of Design in 2003. At Harvard, he was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Medal and Thesis Prize. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with highest honors in 1997. Young has taught design studios at MIT, Syracuse, Parsons, and seminars at Columbia.