As a design leader, Yugene's primary mission is to bring clarity that helps clients navigate the world's complexities with purpose, joy, and dignity. His meticulous design process, firmly grounded in understanding human nature, relies heavily on actively listening and asking the right questions. He ultimately guides clients to solutions that elevate the human experience and its potential.
Yugene stands at the forefront of redefining the workplace paradigm, with a practice ranging from large-scale workspaces to complex cultural projects. His recent project work includes the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership; 1100 First Street office building in Washington, DC; Grogan | Dove Federal Building in Miramar, Florida; The Tower at North Franklin; United Airlines Terminal at LAX; the winning design in the International Square competition; and CME Center lobby repositioning.
He serves as the leader of KSP's internal empowerment initiative, a role that focuses on creating a studio environment that inspires, equips, and empowers the firm's next generation of design leaders to contribute at the highest level.
He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree with high honors from Illinois Institute of Technology. For several years, Yugene taught Advanced Architecture Studio classes at IIT, where he currently serves as a guest critic.