Steve Young

Steve Young

Brooklyn, NY, US

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“the architect” represents more than just a stamp on a drawing. 
I am a detail-oriented and enthusiastic designer with a passion for reshaping our built and non-built environment through art + architecture. 



Neumann & Rudy, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Leading a team of 2 designers within a boutique design studio specializing in high-end retail and residential projects
- Serving as project lead for a 5,000 sf. luxury retail showroom including executing design requirements to the client’s brand-specific standards
- Coordinating with MEP and Structural engineers and drafting details for storefront, new roof construction, and interior finishes as well as delegating internally to deliver comprehensive Permit and IFC sets
- Reviewing and advising on both contractor submittals and design folios from brands like Rolex, Cartier, and Breitling who will be featured within our showroom

Sep 2023 - current

Crossley Acoustics, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer / Project Manager

Project Manager:
- Planned timelines and budgets for 11 multifaceted design and consultation projects, resulting in roughly $950k in revenue
- Managed client relationships by helping to realize their goals, setting expectations, and meeting the needs of each individual project
- Supervised the end-to-end architectural process for 6 projects (4 complete, 2 under construction) from initial design to the completion of construction, including delegating internally and coordinating across clients, contractors, and sub-trades
- Collaborated internally with sales, tech, fabrication, and install teams to ensure that client needs are fulfilled on time, within budget, and to specification

- Created design sets including schematic, CDs, and MEP drawings for 27+ acoustic design projects, generating over $250k in company revenue
- Produced 3D BIM models for 16+ projects which were used to draft plans, sections, and details throughout the design development process
- Partnered with construction and fabrication teams to standardize typical details which increased design team efficiency and profit margins
- Conducted site surveys and noise testing in order to analyze existing site conditions and determine effective methods of acoustic isolation and treatment

Jun 2021 - Jul 2023

Shadow Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer

- Assisted in a freelance capacity to assemble drawing sets for 8 high-end residential and commercial design projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn
- Drafted plan, RCP, and exterior elevations for 3 demolition/renovation projects
- Performed initial site surveys and drafted existing conditions in preparation for the schematic design phase

May 2021 - Feb 2022

feel Young Music, Brooklyn, NY, US, Creative Director, Independent Artist

- Designed a unique brand through website building, album artwork, custom apparel, logo and flier design, and photo/video shoots
- Curated art exhibits and music showcases with local artists and musicians
- Produced music as a means of creative expression focused on positivity and growth

Apr 2014 - Mar 2020

Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Junior Architect

- Created schematic design drawings for clients in a high-volume office whose projects were primarily row-homes and apartments, but also included large, mixed-use developments
- Produced large scale drawings, renders, and illustrations, and spoke about design concepts at various community board presentations
- Expedited projects by conferring with officials from City Planning, Licensing & Inspections, and Water Department to obtain permits and approvals
- Prepared drawings and documents for zoning/building applications
- Recorded measurements and building notes while surveying new project sites, to then input survey drawings and bring the existing site up to the schematic phase

Jun 2012 - Apr 2014


UMBAU: Studio Kraków, Kraków, PL, Apprenticeship

- Joined an apprentice-like screen printing studio which is held each year in a city with a rich history for poster-making; the workshop culminates with a public gallery exhibition displaying the work
- Practiced the tactile medium through comprehensive execution and an explorative playfulness - epitomized by the adopted phrase, “we’ll see how it lines up.”

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture - 5 Year

Freedom By Design, August 2009–May 2013
- Volunteer work included poster design and on-campus fundraising for a non-profit organization that raises money to build architecture projects for individuals with disabilities
- Assisted in design and fabrication of a wheelchair ramp for a young adult with cerebral palsy; scope of work included site preparation, foundation construction, and decking installation

Making the Vernacular, January 2012–May 2012
- Elective course offered by Temple University’s Architecture Department where student teams would design and build several multi-purpose deck structures for Colchester Farm in Galena, MD
- On site duties included site preparation, material assembly, and bamboo roof construction

Temple Woodshop + Computer Lab Supervisor, August 2010–May 2013
- Acted in a leadership role, assisting students with computer programs, plotters, and laser cutters
- Advised students regarding various cutting and model-building techniques,

Aug 2008 - May 2013


Clarence Tabor Memorial Scholarship Award, Award

Awarded by the Architects League of Northern New Jersey for scholastic excellence, attitude toward the profession, and probable success as an architect


Albert O. Halse Award, Award

Awarded by Architects League of Northern New Jersey for excellence in architectural delineation and architectural models


Performance and Achievement Award, Award

Awarded by AIA New Jersey for excellence in academics and portfolio


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