Mixed-Use Multi-Family Urban Housing
Modular Innovations in Design and Construction
Prefabrication and Offsite Construction
Digital Design and CNC Fabrication
- Bachelor in Architecture, UC Berkeley 2003
- Masters in Architecture, UC Berkeley 2009
- Masters in City Planning, UC Berkeley 2009
Yes Duffy is an architect, fabricator, educator, and urban-interventionist. His work combines contemporary fabrication methods with traditional architectural wisdom to achieve collaborative, place-based innovations.
From 2010-2018, Yes designed a wide range of award-winning, sustainable, mixed-use developments at David Baker Architects in San Francisco. He has been instrumental in developing DBA’s expertise in modular housing, custom manufacturing, digital fabrication, and designing for a new generation of maker spaces and creative communities.
From the “maker market” at Potrero 1010, which now houses CCA’s Hubbell Street Galleries, to new multifamily modular housing communities in West Oakland, Yes is equally at home creating micro-maker spaces as multifamily modules in large factories.
Yes helped design, entitle and manage construction of over 1,000 units of housing at DBA and his significant projects include: The Union, Potrero 1010, Five88, The Rivermark, 1601 Mariposa Street, 855 Brannan, and many others. Yes is deeply involved in his projects from broad conceptual design to precise innovations in factory modularization and digital CNC fabrication.
His personal interests include building and burning large prototypes at Burningman over the past 18 years.
- Courses Taught
ARCH 100D: Advanced Architecture Studio: Collaborative Design/Build
LA 226 + LA 254: Graduate Landscape Design/Build
ARCH 160: Introduction to Construction
- Awards + Recognition
- American Institute of Architects Constructed Realities Honor Award for Wurstershire Sauce
- American Society of Landscape Architects National Honor Award for Wurstershire Sauce
- UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, 2010
- UC Berkeley Departmental Block Grant Award, Fall 2007
- UC Berkeley Braun Fellowship, Fall 2007
- UC Berkeley GO Fellowship, 2006