Architecture that Creates Identity, Place, and Change

Stephen Yablon Architecture creates inspiring and humane contemporary architecture that helps people live better in our time. Established in 1995, the firm is known for architecture that evokes our clients’ identities, enhances their communities, and enables them to innovate for the future.

SYA works with a wide range of non-profit, public, and private clients including the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, Planned Parenthood of NYC, Angelo, Gordon & Co, Mount Sinai Health System, and The City University of New York. The firm is distinguished by a holistic approach which includes research, award-winning contemporary design, technical excellence, and personalized client service. We believe all are essential to create architecture that enables our clients and their communities to successfully achieve their visions and goals.

SYA has been widely recognized for design excellence including numerous awards, publications, and exhibits. The firm’s work has been published extensively including in Architectural Record, The New York Times, Interior Design, Metropolis, Oculus, and The Architect’s Newspaper. Among its many awards are national and local AIA awards as well as a National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The firm has been twice selected for the NYC Department of Design and Construction’s Design Excellence Contracts and earlier was recognized as an important emerging firm by Interior Design and the New York City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

“Almost all of Stephen Yablon Architecture’s work has had a socially committed civic character from their exceptionally elegant Betances Community Center and Boxing Gym to the Central Harlem Health Center to their Student Advisory Center for Columbia University.“
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University