Noe Valley Residence 2
Jordan Residence
Fritz Cafe
Sea Cliff Residence
Noe Valley Residence 1
Crystal Jade
Potrero Block X
ReBuild Potrero - In Association with VMWP
Noe Valley Residence 3

Architecture and Interior Design

Y.A. studio


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Y.A. studio is an architectural design studio committed to bringing an innovative and modern approach to design. Our practice is collaborative, supportive, and dedicated to developing skilled professionals who continue to improve our built environment and elevate our social discourse. We strive to understand the clients’ needs and nurture a vision that integrates sustainable practices, well crafted details, and holistic designs. We engage the community, support the environment, respect budgets and schedules, enjoy challenges, and craft solutions that often exceed client expectations. We embrace a diverse portfolio that includes custom single family homes, affordable housing, large multi-family developments, restaurants, office and retail spaces. We are thoughtful, creative, experienced, engaging, socially responsible and environmental stewards.

Martis Camp Residence


Y.A. studio provides full Architectural and Interior Design services from conception to completion, including feasibility studies, site design, permit documents, construction documents, construction administration, and FF&E.

Martine Paquin, LEED AP, Partner and Director of Interiors at Y.A. studio, is also Principal and Owner of Martine Paquin Design, which provides a focused and specialized service for high-end custom residential Interior Architecture and Interior Design. This dual role allows for an approach that is tailored to our clients’ needs.

2060 Folsom
Y.A. studio in Association with Mithun


April 2017: Started Candlestick  Block 11a, a 330′ tower with 450-500 rental units with HKS for Lennar Urban.

March 2017: Started Candlestick  Block 10a, 140 affordable  family  homes with HCLA for TNDC and TCD.

October 2016: Started Construction Documents on 1500 Mission Street with HKS for Related CA.

October 2016: Started Schematics Design for Casa De La Mission. 45 homes for formerly homeless seniors in the Mission District.