Vinnie Yee RA, NCARB
Vinnie Yee is an architect in Cooper Carry’s Hospitality studio. He has worked for the firm since 2014 and was promoted to Associate in 2021. Since joining our team, Vinnie has worked on various projects, including convention center hotels, boutique luxury hotels, dual-brand, mixed-use, and international work. Vinnie believes that clear communication with clients, communities, and project teams is essential for successful design and project delivery.
Vinnie has participated in multiple competitions inside and outside the firm. He is a member of the winning team for the 2019 Radical Innovation, an annual awards competition for the global hospitality industry by recognizing excellence in design, architecture, travel, and industry products. Outside of project work, Vinnie also spearheads both philanthropic and creative pursuits within the firm to expand the definition of architecture.
Vinnie earned his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. During his studies, he was shortlisted for the Portman Prize and traveled to different cities throughout the world, including a year in Paris. In his leisure time, he sharpens his creativity through photography, videography, and audio production.