Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Sangmin You, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Sangmin You joined Richard Meier & Partners in 2006 and was named Senior Associate in 2019.  During his 13 years at the firm he has held significant roles as a Project Manager, Project Architect and Senior Designer on domestic and international projects.

Mr. You is currently overseeing the construction phase of 685 First Avenue, a 42 story residential building located across the UN Headquarters in New York City. 685 First Avenue is notable for being the largest project in Manhattan and it is the first black building by the firm. Mr. You leads the 685 First Avenue Architecture Team which  involves construction coordination with consultants, contractors, and the building permit process. He also holds the significant design and management role as a Project Manager of JEI Commercial Building in Seoul, Korea. The project is an innovative typology for the commercial building, while serving as a community center and “Urban Garden” in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul.

Mr. You has been recently involved as a Senior Designer in two signature private residential projects; Flying Point Residence in New York, and Oxfordshire Residence outside of London. The Oxfordshire Residence won the Royal Institute of British Architects South Regional Award and the Schueco Excellence Award.  Flying Point Residence won the American Institute of Architects Long Island Chapter Award.  He collaborated on several other projects including Seamarq Hotel, in Gangneung, Korea; Harumi Residential Towers, Tokyo, Japan; Jesolo Lido Condominium & Hotel, Venice, Italy; Fifth Avenue Residence, New York, New York; Newark Master Plan – Teachers Villages / Phase 1D, Newark, New Jersey; East River Master Plan / Towers, New York, New York; Competition Work at Edmonton, Canada.

Sangmin You has a wide and distinguished academic background. He received his Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation from Columbia University. Prior to that, he completed the course-work for a Master’s degree in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies from Seoul National University and holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from INHA University. He received the highest honors and recognition, and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize from Columbia University in 2006.  He is a Registered Architect in the State of New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects and has been a LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council since 2009.