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  • Enrique Sanchez

    Enrique Sanchez With experience in conceptual design he knows the topology of a dealership is a hybrid: an office environment mixed with a retail environment that is also a shop. At YSM Design he combines traditional sketching skills and with computer graphics to create 3D models. It is an efficient and accurate way for clients to see a design concept, allowing them to look at projects from different perspectives and easily make the design fit their needs. Along with his YSM Design team, Enrique processes information to create construction documents for submission. He ensures that codes and standards are met. Originally from Mexico, Enrique’s passion for design and architecture was born from admiring skyscrapers. He believes there is a relationship between art and architecture and it is a designer’s job to combine the two to create real structures. Junior Project Captain

  • Peter Newfield

    Peter Newfield At YSM Peter brings 30 years of design experience, including two decades in automotive retail design. He delivers high design and good quality at reasonable cost. As Peter puts it, “a dealer knows what works in his community; I know what works in the industry.” The combination is profitable, literally. Peter is straightforward and not shy. He knows what the manufacturer wants, what the dealer wants and what the public wants. As Peter sees it “a client is not paying me to tell them what they want to hear, they are paying me to deliver an excellent design.” He has successfully managed more than 1,000 projects for Ford, GM, BMW, Saab, Hummer and Subaru. And, if you happen to find yourself 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle, check out Ford, GM, and Chrysler – all designed by Peter. You will not only get a firsthand look at Peter’s fine work but will see how smartly and efficiently Peter operates, no matter where or under what conditions. Senior Project Manager

  • Monica Armstrong

    Monica Armstrong Monica Armstrong has been an aspiring architect since the age of 10 years old. She was born in New York, New York and was raised in Maryland. Her family moved to the Southeast where she studied Architecture at the University of Florida and Florida A&M University. After earning her Bachelor of Architecture with Cum Laude honors, Monica relocated back to Maryland where she worked on commercial building projects as an Architectural Job Captain, and as a Project Manager. Now again in the Southeast, working out of YSM’s Atlanta office, Monica uses her experience and skills to manage projects, build trusting relationships with clients, and mentor young architects. She is adept in the knowledge of building codes, multi-discipline coordination, solving problems, and Value Engineering design among many other things. Project Manager

  • AboutUs

    OUR STORY In 1990, President and Owner, Miguel Yelos San Martin, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, founded YSM Design in Orange County, CA. With decades of experience in various project types, both in the US and internationally, Miguel was well positioned to establish the firm as a leader in the world of architecture. ​ Today, YSM Design consistently delivers quality, innovation, creativity across a broad spectrum of markets, including automotive, hospitality, retail, and residential work. As pioneers of cutting-edge technology, the firm utilizes BIM implementation and other tools to provide competitive resources for clients and project delivery. YSM has designed over 1,000,000 SF of space and over 1000 projects for several Forbes Top 100 companies in the US and Canada. ​ As a Minority-Owned Firm, YSM values strength in diversity and employs talented design professionals from all over the world. Licensed in 40 states, South America, and Europe, our culture enables a global perspective, while our studio’s boutique environment ensures our clients receive personal attention and the highest level of customer service. With offices on the East coast in Atlanta, and the West coast in Laguna Beach, we are proud to service clients and projects from coast to coast and beyond. WHAT WE DO ARCHITECTURE PLANNING 3D RENDERING & IMMERSIVE TECH NATIONAL ROLL OUTS OUR TEAM Miguel Yelos San Martin Principal Peter Newfield Senior Project Manager Andres Alvarez Design Director Jonathan Gibbs Technical Director Lyle Hutson West Coast Director Monica Armstrong Project Manager Karl Poland Project Captain Jonathan Ruffin Project Architect Brian Stumph Project Manager Luke Vazquez Junior Designer LeAnn Mason Junior Project Manager Enrique Sanchez Junior Project Captain Felicia Blake Junior Project Captain Francis Egipciaco Design Professional I Linnette Gutierrez Design Professional I Lee Burdett Technology Specialist Candy Dankenbrink Office Manager Tysha King Admin & Marketing Assistant

  • LeAnn Mason

    LeAnn Mason A good listener, LeAnn pays total attention to design and construction detail. She makes sure client’s needs are translated into design. Her skills include task completion and quality control. LeAnn has a strong set of eyes for accurate floor plan. If something is missing or does not look right LeAnn catches it. She helps eliminate wasted time and lost efficiencies before actual building begins. She then focuses on how the building is put together ensuring it provides a customer friendly and efficient business environment. With LeAnn you know I’s are dotted and T’s crossed. Junior Project Manager

  • Jonathan Gibbs

    Jonathan Gibbs The product standards and drawing leader at YSM Design, Jonathan is nothing short of “a closer.” He has spent 15 years in the business. Give him a set of drawings and he will get the building built. More important, Jonathan saves YSM Design clients time and money by solving problems before they arise. He spent four years in the field working for contractors and is now, not only well-versed in construction and construction documents, but is also a master of conceptual design. He has seen and done it on both sides. That perspective ensures a design will be built in the most efficient and constructible way. Technical Director

  • Karl Poland

    Karl Poland Hailing from California, Marine Corps veteran Karl Poland exhibits great leadership as Project Manager of YSM’s Laguna Beach office. After earning his degree in Industrial Management in California University of PA, Karl went on to work in Engineering and Design Management for companies such as DMJM, KB Homes, and Ware Malcomb. His year of experience working in these fields has made him proficient at drafting structural, architectural, and electrical plans in programs like AutoCAD and Revit. Karl aspires to soon open a YSM Design office in Texas to help further expand the YSM vision and brand. Project Captain

  • Francis Egipciaco

    Francis Egipciaco Francis Egipciaco is a Design Professional whose fascination with technology and creating makes him the perfect addition to the YSM team. When Francis learned that his interests intersected in the field of Architecture, he never looked back. He attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, School of Architecture, where he earned a degree in Architecture with a minor in Architectural Representation. He is proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, Enscape, Lumion and Photoshop. Before his time at YSM Design, he worked as an assistant at a fabrication lab at the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, in addition to interning at an architectural firm. Francis is a firm believer that architecture will further evolve with the use of technology. He desires to use his knowledge of architecture and technology to develop new tools that will assist with efficiency of architects and the advancement of architecture on a global scale. Design Professional I

  • Linnette Gutierrez

    Linnette Gutierrez New to the YSM Design team, Linnette Gutierrez is a Design Professional who was born and raised in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. From an early age, Linnette had interests in the arts. Her interests in architecture grew while attending the School of Fine Arts in the historic district of Ponce, PR. With so much architectural influence and inspiration around her every day, she was compelled to pursue, and earn, a bachelor’s degree in Architecture with a minor in Architectural Representation. With previous experience working in the residential and institutional architecture field, her current skills include Revit, AutoCAD, Lumion, ArchiCAD, and Photoshop. She aspires to have much more knowledge of architecture on a global scale with her belief that, in her own words, “Architecture is a language that connects us all…”. Design Professional I

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