YSA Team


Arq. Christopher Young



Christopher Young received a Master Degree in Architecture from the Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.


Skidmore Owings and Merrill Fellow, he was also a recipient of an Australian fellowship for study of architecture at the University of Queensland and Queensland Institute of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.


The Massachusetts Artists Foundation awarded Mr. Young a first place prize in Architecture, and he received a John Worthington Ames Scholarship, for excellence in design. His award winning work has been shown at numerous galleries and architectural exhibits, and has been published in national architectural journals, as well as the major newspapers in Boston, San Francisco, Puerto Rico and México DF.  His residential design has received a gold award from HUD and Professional Builder. As a member of the Boston Architectural College, Board of Directors, and co-founder  of the Boston Architectural College’s Interior Design Program, Mr. Young held the position as architect on the Boston Public Facilities Design Review Committee. He helped establish the City of Boston, Neighborhood Facade Rehabilitation Program, and lead the team designing the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Strategic Master Plan for its 263 public parks. As a senior faculty member at the Boston Architectural College, Mr. Young taught core design studios and courses in technology. He was selected as a faculty member for Harvard University’s Career Discovery Program, and he has been a visiting critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California College of Arts and Crafts and the University of California at Berkeley.Chris is licensed to practice architecture in California, Florida and Puerto Rico and is a member of NCARB

Arq. Rosa De La Sota

Rosa de la Sota received a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico. She was a recipient of the American Institute of Architects Award for Excellence in Architecture. Her projects were exhibited in the “Architecture Biennale” of Santo Domingo the Second Congress “Women in Architecture in the Hispanic World,” and the Colegio de Arquitectos de Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has awarded Ms. de la Sota’s work with prizes in both built and un-built projects categories. 


She has been published in several national architectural journals and newspapers in San Juan, San Francisco, México, Puerto Rico, and in the books “Puerto Rico 1900,” and “Arquitectura Contemporanea en Puerto Rico 1976-1992.” Her multi-family residential designs in California have twice been awarded the prestigious Gold Nugget Award by the Western Builders Association, and AIA Chapter awards.With a Grant from the National Endowments for the Arts, Ms. de la Sota worked on a major urban design study for the city of San German, Puerto Rico.  She served as a lecturer at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico and visiting design critic at the University of California at Berkeley.   Rosa is licensed to practice architecture in California, Florida, and Puerto Rico.



Arq. Ileana Dominguez

Ileana Dominguez has been with Young & de la Sota Architects since 2001.  Her responsibilities have involved design and administration of custom homes, residential projects, master plans and interiors in Guanica, Culebra, Caguas, San Juan, Guaynabo, Rio Grande, and Tortola, BVI. She is currently working on Palacio Dorado Seniors Housing, Villa Mi Terruño  and  Rio Bayamon Community Development.


Prior to joining YSA, Ms. Dominguez worked on the Master Plan of the Caguas Arts District and Government Center, the UPR Sports Complex Master Plan and was a guest member of the research team for the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, in Florida.


Her Master Thesis Research work focused on the Creation of the Urban Guidelines for Community Spaces extending outside of the Tren Urbano Stations in San Juan.  She was a winner of the Hillel Foundation’s Sukkah competition, and a finalist for the FLAD Scholarship for the 2000 ACSA  U.S. Embassy for the New Millennium Competition.

Ms. Dominguez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Puerto Rico and graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Architecture.  She is a member of the College of Architects of Puerto Rico.


Ileana is licensed to practice architecture in Puerto Rico.