About Martin Young Design

At Martin Young Design, we like creating homes that are the perfect expression of the people who inhabit them and the places that inspire them. We are an interior design firm with an architectural point of view; our projects integrate our clients’ lifestyle with their surrounding environment through form, color, material, texture, and spatial relationships. Whether we are designing a six-bedroom home or a 600-square foot apartment, our objective is always to create a balance between quality and comfort as well as function and utility.

We approach every project as collaboration. From finishes to furnishings to unique objects, we bring together elements that emphasize intent and logic. Our knowledge of the construction process underlies the relationships that we build with contractors, architects, and artisans—and our experiences with a wide range of clients allow us to engage and understand the essentials of each project. Collectively, these relationships help us create a unique and cohesive design experience that any client—and home—deserves.

Principal Martin Young possesses a broad knowledge of design and cultural aesthetics, having lived and worked all over the world. He has resided in Amsterdam, Stockholm, New York City, and San Francisco. His 15 years of professional experience in architecture, interior architecture, and design includes four years in The Netherlands at such noted offices as MVRDV in Rotterdam, OTH in Amsterdam, and antiquaire Anne Paul Brinkman in Amsterdam, two years as Designer at Steven Volpe Design in San Francisco, and more than five years as Senior Designer at The Wiseman Group in San Francisco.

Mr. Young earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University in New York City. This mix of vocation, location, and education give Mr. Young a unique expertise that shows in his practice.