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 unbuilt 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.
Christopher Young received a Master Degree in Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. A 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 an 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.
While 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.
Architect Ileana Dominguez has been part of Young & de la Sota Architects since 2001. She has been involved in the design and construction administration of custom homes, residential projects, master plans and interiors all over Puerto Rico and the BVI.
After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico, Arch. Dominguez was involved in the design team for the Master Plan of the Caguas Arts District and Government Center and the UPRRP Sports Complex Master Plan.
Her Master Degree work at the University of Florida focused on Urban Community Spaces extending outside of the Tren Urbano Stations through San Juan. She was a winner of the Hillel Foundation’s UF Sukkah competition, and a finalist for the FLAD Scholarship for the 2000 ACSA U.S. Embassy for the New Millennium Competition and participated on the research team for the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, in Florida.
In addition to volunteering in the community through different educational organizations, she is part of the team that successfully designed and built projects with a significant impact on the island such as the low-income housing residential project Palacio Dorado in Toa Alta, Caguas Courtyard Community Housing and the resort residences at St. Regis Bahia Beach.
Ileana is licensed to practice architecture in Puerto Rico.