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Gordon Young

Sc(hons), MA RCA ARB - Director


Originally from Hong Kong, Gordon moved to the UK in 1995 and trained at Bath University, the RCA and Southbank University. With a broad experience in commercial fit outs and interior design, he is commercially aware and decisive.


Gordon’s strength is concept design and he tends to take the creative lead on the practice’s projects.  He led the team’s designs for the Aqua Group including, notably, Hutong, a 300-cover fine dining restaurant on level 33 of the Shard.


Gordon worked for a series of prestigious practices including Foster + Partners, John Pawson and Conran & Partners where his projects included the design of a restaurant in London’s Grade I Listed Royal Exchange.


Gordon then founded SAY Architects in 2007


Gordon started Gordon Young Architects in OCT 2018.





Kirk Ray Morrison


Originally from the sunny island of Jamaica, he moved to London in 2001. Kirk  studied at South Bank University, Westminster University   and The , London Met (CASS).  Before founding Huram Design Studio he worked for several high profile London based practices including; Conran & Partners, Pascall & Watson, Lewis & Hicky, and Make Architects.


Kirk Morriosn acts as a consultant to Gordon Young Architects.





Joyce Yip

BA Arch


Joyce Yip joined SAY as a year out graduate in 2015 following her Part I studies at Central Saint Martins. She will return to continue her studies in 2016. She has also completed short placements at Philippe Malouin Studio and Inter Urban Studio.


In summer 2014, Joyce was involved in a live collaboration project between Central Saint Martins architecture students and the Bemerton Management Office/ Islington council. The team worked with the local community to prepare a public consultation and develop a design proposal for the East- West Link in Kings Cross.


Joyce takes a particularly sensitive approach to design. She is interested in the tactile and sensory experience of architecture and enjoys testing ideas through drawings, sketches and collage.


Kirk Morrison B&W webphoto Joyce Yip B&W webphoto Gordon-Young-final