K3Y Design Group Inc.   K3Y Design Group, Inc.

    Services     |     Clients     |     Projects     |     Background      |     Contact Us     

Background on Youngman & Company, Inc Architectural Firm:

Year Established : 1983
Organized Type : Corporation
Personnel : Licensed architects and other architectural school graduates, interns, administrative and secretarial.
Project Types : Corporate/Commercial, Health Care Institutions, Broadcast Communications, Hospitality and Residential. Certain projects involve Adaptive Reuse and Historical Renovation
Background : Youngman & Company, Inc. is an established firm engaged in the practice of architecture and interior design. The company was formed in 1983 by its two principals, H. Michael Youngman and Angelene A. Youngman, locating their office in downtown Chicago. The principals' combined professional experience exceeds sixty years, including their prior association with several leading Chicago architectural firms.

The scope of services offered by Youngman & Company, Inc. includes a broad spectrum of architectural and interior design services for both new building construction, as well as renovating existing structures. The design of interior spaces for health care institutions, corporate facilities, broadcast communications, hospitality, adaptive reuse, historical renovation and residential are among the areas where the firm has special expertise.

The firm's structure permits it to offer highly individualized service from its principals and project management and be more responsive to client needs. Over the years the firm has been the recipient of both service and design awards.

Firm Philosophy : Youngman & Company, Inc. emphasizes quality of design and individualized service attained thru team participation with the client. Youngman & Company's objective is to provide design which is highly functional and cost effective, has lasting esthetic quality and environmentally compatible.

About Us:


H. Michael Youngman, AIA, Principal

Co-founded Youngman & Company, Inc. in 1983. Directs the architectural practice of the firms. Major responsibilities include administration, project management, design and technical coordination of architectural and interior design projects. Prior to establishment of the firm, he has had over fifteen years of professional architectural experience with leading design firms in Chicago including Perkins & Will and the predecessor firm to VOA. He has served apprenticeship with architectural firms in Des Moines, Iowa, Miami, Florida and London, England.


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certified, 1973 to present

State of Illinois Architectural License, 1971 to present

State of Iowa Architectural License 1973 to present and has met the state's continuing education requirements on an annual basis.

City of Chicago, Registered Energy Professional for Commercial Buildings, 2001

Bachelor of Architecture Degree, 1967, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa


Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1977 to present

AIA Illinois, Board of Directors 1991 to 1997
President, 1996
Treasurer, 1994
Archipages, Publications Committee, 1992 to 2001; Chairman, 1994 thru 2001
AIA Chicago, Board of Directors, 1988 to 1995
Strategic Planning Committee, 1994 to 1995
Interior Architecture Steering Committee1980-1989, Chairman 1988
Student Affairs Committee, 1977 to 1980, Chairman 1978 to 1980

Rotary/One - Rotary Club of Chicago, 2000 to present

Habitat for Humanity, Lake County, Illinois, Architectural Services from 1999 to present

Dallas County Development, Inc., Dallas County, Iowa, 1999 to present

Angelene Alvarez Youngman, Principal

Co-founded Youngman & Company, Inc. in 1983 and directs the interior design practice of the firm. Major responsibilities include administration, financial management, project management, and design of interior architectural projects, as well as furniture and graphic design. Prior to the establishment of the firm, she has had over fifteen years of professional experience with the Chicago architectural firms of Perkins & Will and Interior Environment and served as an independent design consultant. In addition to the above, she has held a teaching position for interior design courses at Harrington Institute of Design in Chicago, 1980- 1981. Apprenticeship was served with the Civil Aeronautics Administration in Manila, Philippines.


State of Illinois Registered Interior Designer, 1993 to present

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1965, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines


Architecture Society of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992 to present

Chicago Interior Design Organization (CIDO), 1988-1991

Glenkirk (Association of Developmentally Disabled) in Northbrook, Illinois, Board of Directors, 1981 to present

Stratford School (Northshore Special Education in Highland Park), Parent-Teacher Organization Officer, 1989-1995

Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park, Eucharistic Minister and Catechetical Teacher, 1985 to present

Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Illinois, Volunteer, 1992 to 1998

University of Santo Tomas Alumni Organization Officer, 1989 to present

In addition to its principals who actively engage in the day-to-day design and follow-up of projects, the core of the firm's staff is made up of architectural and interior design personnel, typically holding college degrees in their field. There is support staff as well to assist in the firm's overall operations.

To supplement our architectural and interior design staff, YCI engages the services of consultants, especially engineering, as is appropriate to a particular project to provide comprehensive services to our clients. On certain projects, depending on size and/or distance, YCI collaborates with other design firms to form a more expansive team of professionals.

Website design by Kevin M. Youngman.

©2022 K3Y Design Group, Inc. All rights reserved 471 Central Ave - Suite 205 - Highland Park, IL 60035 - (312) 263-2670