a

Contact

7035 Northwinds Dr. NW Concord, NC 28027

info@ycharch.com
704.788.2000

Small Firm, Big Ideas

YCH Architects is dedicated to providing design excellence, integrity, and commitment to our clients. Our goal is to exceed expectations on every project.

YCH-Architects_History_YCH
YCH-Architects_Process-1
/ 36+ Years of Industry Experience

COMPANY HISTORY

Dennis E. Yates left J.N. Pease Associates in the summer of 1984 and opened his one-person shop in Concord, NC, as Dennis Yates Associates. In 1987, Mike Chreitzberg, Dennis’s longtime friend and fellow NC State Alumni, joined the firm. Previously working for a national architectural firm in Denver, Colorado, Mike brought architectural insight and design inspiration to the firm. Soon after his arrival, the firm name changed to Yates Chreitzberg Architects. Bill Hughes joined the office in 1995 after graduating from Virginia Tech and has served his entire professional career with the firm. After 14 years of dedicated service, Bill was recognized as a principal, and the company became Yates Chreitzberg Hughes or YCH Architects. For over 36 years, YCH Architects has thrived in the Charlotte region, providing planning and architectural design services for clients, large and small, throughout the Southeast. The practice continues to look forward and advance another generation of talented architects and designers.

Experience

Significant experience designing projects covering practically every form of major building type, from Healthcare to Motorsports and everything in between.

Accessibility

Strategically located just North of Charlotte, with easy access to several major highways I-85, I-485, and I-77.

TRUSTED PARTNER

“YCH has been a valued and trusted partner of YCNGA for over 35 years, and successfully designed several projects on our Rock Hill site that have greatly enhanced YCNGA’s ability to serve our customers.”

Jimmy Sprouse | President & CEO, York County Natural Gas Authority

VISION & CULTURE

YCH Architects measures the ultimate success of a project by exceeding our clients’ expectations and not on awards or recognitions or the number of projects in our portfolio. The cornerstone of this success is a project leadership and design ideology founded on the principles of collaboration and interaction with the client, design team, consultants, and contractors.
Collaboration, dedication, and teamwork have allowed our small firm to complete a wide variety of projects ranging from $25,000 renovations to $46,000,000 newly-constructed buildings.

RELATIONSHIPS

Our size allows each project to be designed and managed by one of the firm’s principals. One-on-one client collaboration occurs on every project and ensures a successful relationship and project outcome.

ENGAGEMENT

Full engagement and participation in the design process draws upon the collective knowledge, creativity, candor, and experience of all participants - including our clients.

YCH-Vision-Culture
YCH-Architects_Process_2
/ COLLABORATION, INTERACTION, AND INNOVATION
YCH-Vision-Culture
YCH-Architects_Process_2
/ COLLABORATION, INTERACTION, AND INNOVATION

VISION & CULTURE

YCH Architects measures the ultimate success of a project by exceeding our clients’ expectations and not on awards or recognitions or the number of projects in our portfolio. The cornerstone of this success is a project leadership and design ideology founded on the principles of collaboration and interaction with the client, design team, consultants, and contractors.
Collaboration, dedication, and teamwork have allowed our small firm to complete a wide variety of projects ranging from $25,000 renovations to $46,000,000 newly-constructed buildings.

RELATIONSHIPS

Our size allows each project to be designed and managed by one of the firm’s principals. One-on-one client collaboration occurs on every project and ensures a successful relationship and project outcome.

ENGAGEMENT

Full engagement and participation in the design process draws upon the collective knowledge, creativity, candor, and experience of all participants - including our clients.

A VESTED INTEREST

“YCH is a true partner with a vested interest in both the success of the project and the relationship.”

John Cameron | Construction and Project Manager, Catawba County Government

YCH_Team_2
YCH-Architects_Process_3
/ PEOPLE & LEADERSHIP

YCH ARCHITECTS TEAM

YCH employs a highly professional design and support team of dedicated individuals who are regularly engaged in design work, five of which are registered architects. Three of those are partners. Our office works within a highly collaborative environment, integrating all team members into various projects. This interaction draws upon each team member’s strengths and encourages collective thought, which serves to minimize risk and promote the success of any project, no matter how large or small.

DEDICATED

Several of our current employees are still at their first job - decades later. We’re a tight-knit group committed to getting the work done.

COLLABORATIVE

The best projects develop when the entire group sits down and digs in. Energetic collaboration with all team members leads to innovative solutions for our clients and fosters a team mentality in the office.

ERIC BOLLENBECKER

ERIC BOLLENBECKER

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
KATIE MARTIN

KATIE MARTIN

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL, EXPERIENTIAL DESIGNER
ED ESTRIDGE, RA

ED ESTRIDGE, RA

SENIOR ASSOCIATE
BEN SCHNEIDER, LEED AP

BEN SCHNEIDER, LEED AP

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, BIM MANAGER
RYAN STELL, RA

RYAN STELL, RA

PROJECT ARCHITECT
AUSTIN FARR

AUSTIN FARR

JUNIOR ARCHITECTURAL STAFF
JANE HARRIS

JANE HARRIS

OFFICE MANAGER

YCH CLIENTS