What is Architecture to us?

Architecture is not just a building, to us it is a place where we spend time chilling with friends and family. A place to relax, rewind and rejuvenate. It can also be a work place, where you pour out all your creative idea on to a piece of paper, a note pad or on your computer screen. Most importantly, it is a place where you enjoy spending time. Since every day we spend endless of hours indoor, it is necessary to make our space as welcoming and as healthy as possible. We utilize natural recourse, implement mechanical system to find a balance that works with your needs.

Our responsibility to environment?

We prefer to protect our environment instead of destroy it. We will work with every budget and choose the most environmental responsible method to execute our design. We love working with home owner, developer and contractor to design an energy efficient home or building that fit your needs. Or pushing the envelope and go for the Passive house certified structure.

We believe in long term saving, well build structure will simple stand the test of time. We choose quality material that is appropriate to the climate region, often it will have higher upfront cost, however, they will have a longer life span which mean less maintenance and material cost down the road.

Background

Yin is born and raised in Hong Kong, she studied architecture at Pratt institute. Upon graduation, she spent 7+ year working along side with one of the best 14 Architects in Westchester, Opacic Architects. This office forged a set of sharp skill in Yin which allows her to turn her vision into reality. With this skill set, she venture to a NYC base architecture firm, INC, where she utilize her skill and further develop her architectural language. INC has broaden her experience from single family high-end residential to boutique commercial design. Her project at INC range from boutique fitness center to hotel and restaurant.

 

 

Experience

INC Architecture and Design 2017 - 2018

James DC hotel restaurants (10,000 sf)                
Financial district Fitness Center ( 20,000sf - undisclosed )

YWA Studio X Opacic Architect            2014 - 2017           
Long Island Residence (4200 sf)                 Single family gut renovation + rear extension
Stadley Rough Rd, CT (3100 sf - 350k)        New single family wood frame on existing foundation
Project Manager/ Asst. Project Manager -  Opacic Architect ( Irvington, NY )  2013-2015
Heathcote Rd Residence (20000 sf - $11M)  
Single family residence. Millwork detailing and specifications in major rooms throughout the mansion.

48th St Residence, NY (3800 sf - $2M)          
Penthouse gut renovation with all new fenestration, and imported Italian cabinetry.

Upper West Side Residence. Custom built-in millwork

Appleton Pl, NY (3780 sf- $550k)          
Single family residence. Exterior and interior renovation and side extension, custom cabinet throughout.

President St, Brooklyn (2500 sf - $300k)       
Brownstone duplex apt with new custom kitchen, bathrooms + custom cabinet throughout.

Junior Architectural Designer-   Opacic Architect ( Irvington, NY )  2009-2013

Sherman Ave, Dobbs Ferry, NY            Schematic Design through Bidding
Star Farm Rd, Purchase, NY                 Schematic Design through Bidding
Willon Lane, Scaredale,  NY                 Schematic Design through Construction Documents
Upper East Side Apartment, NY           Schematic Design through Construction Documents
Columbus Circle Apartment, NY           Schematic Design through Construction Documents


Intern Architect, Opacic Architects, Irvington NY         2008-2009
Computer Lab Monitor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY         2005-2008
Summer Internship,   SHoP Architects,  New York, NY           Summer 2005

Education

Pratt Institute - Bachelor in Architecture -2004-2008

County college of Morris - Associate in Design-2001-2004