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Yen advances the architectural practice at 5G, a responsibility he fulfills as the Principal Architect overseeing the entirety of 5G's award-winning portfolio covering projects in the United States, Vietnam, China, Mexico, and Indonesia. One of the founding partners, Yen codified the firm's operational methodology, establishing protocols ranging from the definition of design content to the management of fluid collaboration and communication among project characters. He directs 5G's architectural research and is a contributing author to leading design publications.

Early career highlights included an assignment as the associate project architect for the acclaimed Nasher Sculpture Center, designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Renzo Piano. Since co-founding 5G, the list has steadily grown to include Legacy ER, Cinema at Shanghai's Zendai Himalayas Center, $350 million Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel, and the ongoing $85 million Parkland's Outpatient and Women Services Clinics set within Parkland Hospital's new $1.3 billion campus.

He is 5G's supervising architect in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Born in Jakarta, Yen's design perspective is interculturally informed through his studies in Indonesia, Singapore, and Italy prior to earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University in 1997. Since then, he has been responsible for built architectural works exceeding a half-billion dollar in construction value under his direct leadership.

Yen's works have been widely published in Architectural Record, Texas Architect, Healthcare Design, Contract, and ArchDaily, among others. He was the first place winner of the 2007 Professional Conceptual Award in the International Healthcare Environment Competition - organized by the Center for Health Design - for his entry on the Legacy ER project; the completed building was also selected as 1 of 10 global healthcare projects to be featured on Architectural Record's 2011 Healthcare Building Types Study. In 2012, Yen became the recipient of McGraw-Hill's Engineering News Record-Texas/Lousiana Top 20 Under 40, honoring his contribution to community service, industry involvement, and realization of regional landmark projects.

Honors and Awards:

"Top 20 Under 40"
2012 McGraw-Hill Engineering News Record – Texas and Louisiana

"Improved Model" Texas Architect, May/June 2010
Cover Story of Health and Wellness Issue
Legacy ER | Frisco, Texas

Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business
33rd Rank in Dallas 100 Entrepreneurial Award, 2009
5G Studio Collaborative

North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
Minority Business Enterprise of the Year, 2009
5G Studio Collaborative

"Dallas Convention Center Hotel" Texas Architect May/June 2009

"Enterprise Zone" - Dallas Business Journal
March 14 - 20, 2008

The Healthcare Environment Award | The Center for Health Design
First Place, August 1, 2007
Legacy ER | Frisco, Texas