Young & de la Sota Architects is a Puerto Rico architecture firm offering building design, land planning and interiors with a portfolio spanning over twenty-five years. Founded in San Francisco, California and now based in San Juan, our design and delivery of architectural services include a broad range of work including residential, interiors, institutional, industrial, commercial, recreational, business and civic projects. In addition, we undertake sustainability architecture programs, feasibility design studies, adaptive re-use design, land planning, master planning projects and the design of environmental graphics. YSA’s work extends across Puerto Rico and the United States as well as internationally to Mexico, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Australia, France, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea.
YSA does not follow a single architecture genre. Instead, we work to imbue our design with style, rather than follow a style. Our work ranges from traditional to contemporary. We believe that the best design takes place when the architect’s skill and training are combined with the interest of an engaged and thoughtful client. To enable that teamwork, we thoroughly research the particulars of each assignment and the human needs that are anticipated and use those findings to test our ideas against. When a collaborative partnership between architect and client is nurtured in this way, the resulting design can incorporate both a simple elegance and clarity that helps make design solutions sustaining and a true reflection of the Puerto Rico context and users