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Brandon Young

Brandon Young

Cleveland, OH, US

 

About 

Brandon E. Young is a registered architect in Cleveland, Ohio who focuses on smart, sustainable and effective design solutions. His interest of space goes beyond the realm of buildings--having received a masters degree in urban design Brandon understands the importance of contextual influence. Projects come in many scales--whether it be small scale such as a piece of furniture or large scale such as a city or region, Brandon seeks to apply design solutions with consistent goals in mind: creating enduring and meaningful spaces, seeking innovative and sustainable solutions, creating beauty, being cost effective, and making timeless spaces for all types of people. 

With over seven years of professional experience in both architecture and urban design, Brandon has had the privilege to work for some of the regions top design firms. Types of work include: residential, multi-family, hospitality, retail, corporate office, master planning and higher education. Brandon has the ability to incorporate the latest building information modeling (BIM) and rendering solutions to your project in order to provide comprehensive and visual solutions in an innovative way. 

Employment 

Dimit Architects, LLC, Lakewood, OH, US, Architect

Contributes to the design and development of a wide range of projects from large-scale mixed-use masterplanning to multifamily residential to small intimate boutiques. With a primary focus on the design and planning aspects of the work, I have been given the opportunity to play an active role in the generation and development of the design vision inspired by the goals of the client and sensitive to the context and community at large.

Aug 2015 - current
 

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.

May 2013 - Aug 2015
 

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.

Aug 2012 - May 2013
 

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.

Feb 2012 - Jul 2012
 

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.

May 2011 - Feb 2012
 

Education 

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.

Aug 2011 - May 2013
 

Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Aug 2007 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Integrated Design Competition, Kent State University, Honorable Mention

Finalist in Kent State University's undergraduate capstone project, the Integrated Design Competition.

2011
 

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