Brandon E. Young received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University in May 2011. After his undergraduate education, he worked for the Cleveland-based architecture firm Kaczmar Architects Inc. working on Medical and Hospitality projects with clients such as the Cleveland Clinic and the Veterans Administration. During this time, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design where he taught Second Year Design Studio. In 2011, Brandon began a two-semester long internship for the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative where we worked on projects for the City of Cleveland and the City of Streetsboro. In 2012 Brandon worked for Braun and Steidl Architects as an Intern Architect working on hospitality, commercial and higher education projects.
Brandon completed his Masters of Architecture and Masters of Urban Design at Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) in May 2013.
Immediately after graduating from grad school, Brandon worked for the Cleveland-based firm KA Inc. Architecture as an associate designer working on master planning, commercial and retail architecture. Currently, Brandon works for the Cleveland-based firm Dimit Architects as an architectural designer.
Brandon's passion for design goes beyond the realm of architecture and urban design. He also pursues graphic-design related projects. He has experience working for clients in the Northeast Ohio area such as Winking Lizard Inc., Kleins Landscaping Company, Young's Painting Company, Jemson Custom Builders, and Automotive Events.
Dimit Architects, LLC, Lakewood, OH, US, Architectural Designer
KA Inc. Architecture, Cleveland, OH, US, Associate
Prepare both design and/or construction documents. Produced graphics and conceptual drawings for proposals, site research and analysis, material studies, schematic and shop drawings, and produced renderings in Revit, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Braun & Steidl Architects Inc., Akron, OH, US, Intern Architect
Construction drawings and Design Development drawings in Revit Architecture and AutoCad, produced graphics and conceptual drawings for proposals, site research and analysis, material studies, schematic and shop drawings, and produced renderings in Revit, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Cleveland, OH, US, Intern Urban Designer
Conduct thorough site studies and investigations, produce design drawings and renderings, meet with clients and investors.
Kaczmar Architects Inc., Cleveland, OH, US, Intern
Worked with project architects and clients on several projects and proposals. Produced DD drawings and construction drawings using Revit and AutoCAD. Produced graphics and sketches using Adobe Creative Suite and freehand.
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Cleveland, OH, US, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design
Dual Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Design with a focus in Business Administration.
Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, Architecture
Graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Integrated Design Competition, Kent State University, Honorable Mention
Finalist in Kent State University's undergraduate capstone project, the Integrated Design Competition.