Kevin Young, AIA, Associate JIA
American Institute of Architects , Jamaican Institute of Architects
Founder, Design Director

Kevin hails from a family of architects and creatives in Kingston Jamaica, and credits this with opening his eyes to the vitality and sustainability of Caribbean architectural design. He learned to appreciate architecture first as an act of pragmatism that, when infused with an awareness of its contextual setting and a sense of responsibility to its society, could acquire meaning and relevance to a particular place and people.


Wishing to translate this essentially modern architectural design approach for clients around the world, Kevin honed his skills in the United States, earning Architecture degrees from the University of Miami and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his Master’s thesis explored the correlation between culture and form in the architectural redesign of a grand urban public park in Kingston. For over two decades, Kevin has practiced in leading architecture firms in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Miami, and, most recently, Atlanta, where he founded his own architectural studio focused on bringing his brand of Caribbean modernism to life.


Kevin inherited a great love of travel from his family, and, when he’s not busy in the studio, armed with sketchbook and camera, enjoys discovering design in all corners of the world.


 – Architectural Design Awards –

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Atlanta- Best New Architect Studio 2016
Neighbors Against McMansions (NAMBIES) Miami Design Competition- 1670 Onaway House, Coconut Grove- Finalist 2005


– Articles Featuring YAR+D –                                     

“Stir World”    https://www.stirworld.com/inspire-visits-catching-the-caribbean-vibe-postcard-from-jamaica


“Khachi Life magazine “    https://khachilife.com/design-inspiration-from-the-cayman-islands/                


“Cayman Inside Out magazine” View PDF