Green in Philly

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Inspiration, Sustainable Design | No Comments

First, I’d like to note that I am successfully shortening the time between posts. Pretty soon, the two or three of you (that’s counting me) that read this can expect posts once every quarter! Now on to the reason for my writing. I’m at Greenbuild in Philadelphia right now. What is Greenbuild you ask? Good ...

Residential Work in Progress

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Design, On the Boards, Residential | No Comments

Okay, obviously I haven’t posted anything to this site in a LONG time. So, I thought I’d post a couple of projects currently on the boards. (Yes, I still use a drafting table, tracing paper and pens/pencils. Of course, I also use the digital equivalents as much or more.) Garage/Apartment Addition Some friends approached me ...

Sustainable Design & LEED

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Sustainable Design | One Comment

Last week, I officially launched the Y Design Workshop website. (I even have a Facebook page that I’m not sure what to do with yet.) It was great to hear positive feedback from all the people I know and love (a.k.a. my family and close friends). I am looking forward to hearing from strangers (a.k.a. ...

Welcome!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Ramblings | One Comment

Welcome to the Y Design Workshop website. After being in Abilene, Texas for 4+ years, I (Brandon Young) have decided to be more intentional about practicing architecture and design in this region and beyond. I believe in the power of place and the importance of regional wisdom, history, cultural influences, local material culture and landscape ...