WHO ARE WE

DORSKY + YUE INTERNATIONAL (DYI) is a full service architectural firm in planning and design of mixed-use commercial, retail, residential, hospitality and office development. The firm renders distinctive professional services to owners and developers in translating visions into community and economic assets. We strive to exceed expectations of our clients and deliver products that blend success with community enrichment by creating functional, memorable places.

DYI is a planning and architectural design firm with a service oriented culture and a reputation built on our ability to add value in cost-conscious innovative designs, produce quality documents and deliver responsive service to its clients throughout all phases of real estate development.

 

The root of the firm in residential design started in HUD projects driven by functional and economic construction approaches. Its portfolio has since diversified into various domestic and international markets in community master planning, single family homes, townhouses, rental apartments, condominiums, senior living and hospitality projects in both suburban low-rise communities and dense high-rise urban environment.

The firm’s practice in commercial and mixed-use developments also encompass a full spectrum of products that includes neighborhood shopping centers, big box retail, lifestyle centers, suburban outlets and multilevel urban malls.  Our LEED accredited professionals continue to be innovative leaders in emerging trends and technologies with a commitment to environmental sensitivity and sustainable design.

Our clients are represented by community and industry leaders in real estate development, discriminating clients who demand excellence. They seek vision, expertise and commitment in quality of design. They expect innovation, fresh thinking, and a business understanding of their markets. We excel in translating their visions into meaningful and innovative solutions — designs that work!

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Victor Yue
Victor Yue

Principal

Mr. Yue has more than 30 years of global experience in master planning, design, and construction. He has designed and managed a sizable portfolio with diverse projects in nine

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Cornelia C. Hodgson
Cornelia C. Hodgson

Principal

Building on 30 years of dedicated practice in Senior Living, Cornelia Hodgson (Cee Cee) applies fresh thinking and innovative design to the full continuum of senior living, from

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Kevin M. Zak
Kevin M. Zak

Principal

With his extensive experience in the design, management and construction of multi-million dollar retail and mixed-use projects, Kevin’s primary role is leading the client-based

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Alex Espinosa
Alex Espinosa

Design Principal

Alex is a Design Principal at Dorsky + Yue International, working on many high profile retail projects throughout the U.S. His design incorporate New Urbanism principles to a

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Karina Blanco
Karina Blanco

Associate Principal

Karina Blanco brings 20 years of experience which includes municipal projects, commercial, mixed-use, residential developments and hospitality developments.

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Sema Atis
Sema Atis

Principal

Sema has 20 years of international design and architectural experience on office, retail, senior living, mixed-use and high-end residential projects in the United States,

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Jessica Frazier
Jessica Frazier

Associate

Jessica Frazier has over 20 years of multifamily experience in Texas, Tennessee, Colorado and Florida. Her talents lay in her ability to understand her client’s goals and help them

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Iani Cheistwer
Iani Cheistwer

Associate

Iani is a Associate with Dorsky + Yue International who brings over 30 years of experience in the field of Architecture and 15 years to the company.

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JP Singian
JP Singian

Director of Design

JP serves as the Director of Design who has over 15 years of experience from a wide range of projects from highrise residential to mixed use and commerical developments. JP developed…

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Awards

4 West Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
  • 2021 Golden Aurora Award for Best Recreational Facility or Amenity, Southeast Building Conference (SEBC).

  • 2021 Finalist for the South Florida Business Journal, Structure Awards, Best Architecture and Design.
First & Main 
Hudson, Ohio 
  • Design Award of Special Recognition, Society of American Registered Architects (SARA).
Ten Aragon 
Coral Gables, Florida
  • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), Professional Design Award of Merit for the Housing Projects of all Types category
The Millenium at Metropolitan Park II 
Arlington, Virginia
  • Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Construction, Metropolitan Washington and Virginia Chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors.
Legacy Village
Lyndhurst, Ohio
  • 2006 Bronze Award for innovative design with the use of brick, Brick in Architecture Award, Brick Industry Association
  • Certificate of Merit for Innovative Design and Development of a New Project, 2005 International Design and Development Awards, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • New York Council Society of American Registered Architects Professional Design Award of Merit for the Retail category
Town Center
Miami, Florida
  • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), Professional Design Award of Merit for the Projects in Design Phase Category.
The Phoenix at Clarendon
Clarendon, Virginia
  • Design Award of Merit, Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)
  • Best Building, Mixed-Use Project, Award of Excellence, NAIOP Northern Virginia Annual Best of NAIOP Awards
  • Project of the Year Award, Mid-Atlantic Construction for Mixed-Use Development
  • Washington Smart Growth Alliance Recognition Program
 The Waverly at Las Olas
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aurora Award, Residential Design for High Rise Development
  • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), Professional Design Award of Special Recognition for the Housing Projects of all Types category
  • Florida East Coast Chapter of the Association of Builders and Contractors, Excellence in Construction Award
Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach, Florida
  • International Council of Shopping Centers US Design & Development Awards, 2015 Commendation Winner.
 Crystal Plaza II
Arlington, Virginia
  • Award of Merit, Design Arlington Awards
  • Craftsmanship Award Winner, Washington Building Congress
  • Best Adaptive Reuse Apartment Project (Mid-Atlantic) by Delta Associates 13th Annual Awards for Excellence in Mid-Atlantic Apartment and Condominium Industries
The Shops at Nanuet
Clarkstown, New York
  • International Council of Shopping Centers US Design & Development Awards, 2015 Commendation Winner.
Easton Gateway 
Columbus, Ohio
  • International Council of Shopping Centers US Design & Development Awards, 2016 Commendation Winner.
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