Miguel Yelos San Martin
Born in Buenos Aires, Miguel spent his early childhood in Patagonia. There, he was exposed to a unique landscape that later influenced his passion for spaces that evoke an authentic sense of place.
In 1980, after attending a language school in Cambridge, England, Miguel felt inspired to work abroad. He returned to Buenos Aires to pursue his Architectural degree, graduating from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1984. While an architectural student, he interned at AURI, SA, working on key projects for the City of Buenos Aires, including an ecological belt program with renowned architect, Rafael Viñoly. Upon graduation, his father presented him with the opportunity to fulfill his dream of working abroad in California, from where he would launch his architectural career in the United States.
Miguel hails from an entrepreneurial family. His mother’s father owned utility companies, his father’s father owned and operated the largest retail store in his town, and his father was a highly successful dentist. Miguel always dreamed about running his own office. He founded YSM Design in 1989 in addition to several other companies over the years.
Throughout his prolific career, Miguel has shown sophisticated expertise in the design of high end homes, residential and office buildings, hotels, retail stores, and automotive facilities for significant, global corporations. He has also master planned residential and commercial developments, both within the U.S. and internationally.