Yen is a founding principal of Front Studio, started in New York, NY in 2001. She completed her undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University with honors, followed by post-graduate work in urbanism at L’École d’Architecture in Paris, France. Fluent in French and Vietnamese, Yen is a LEED professional and licensed architect whose work has been featured in Interior Design, Icon Magazine, Wallpaper and the NY Times. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the NewSchool of Architecture + Design. Yen produces short fictions and small hand drawings at hh1f.
Michi has been a principal of Front Studio since 2005. Michi is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and studied at the Glasgow School for Art in Scotland. A native born Japanese speaker, she is a licensed architect. Her work on the Harlem Townhouse was featured in the New York Times Real Estate section; in addition she has been published in AIT, Arch+ and AD Magazine.
Art joined Front Studio Architects as principal in 2009. Prior to that, he founded Lubetz Associates in 1967, an architectural firm recognized for creating memorable, experiential architecture. The practice produced the award winning Carnegie Library at Squirrel Hill and the Glass Lofts. He is a past president of Preservation Pittsburgh as well as founding member of the Pittsburgh Community Design Center and the Environment Design Collaborative. For the past 20 years Art has been an active adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he encourages students to profoundly explore their experiences with architecture.