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 an AIANY Honor Award and a National AIA Healthcare Design Award for the recently completed Planned Parenthood Queens. 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. Surely one of their most expansive and sensitive buildings has been their South Carolina Guest Pavilion, a subtle but assertively modern reinterpretation of a traditional domestic manner of the region.”
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia University

“While his modernist lineage is clearly visible in his work, Yablon is not a buttoned-up designer of austere boxes…Yablon likes to experiment with light, texture, and surface, as well as text and images to reflect his clients’ identities.”
Alan Brake, The Architect’s Newspaper