Yanel de Angel

Principal, Higher Education, Boston

Yanel’s enthusiasm for her work is contagious to those around her—both designers and clients alike. She is a holistic thinker, and people are drawn to her expert insights and ability to make the complex simple. This has made her an instrumental player in the development of our Residential and Student Life expertise.

She is driven by the belief that we’re all meant to do good in the world—so what good can be accomplished today? A devoted mentor and fierce advocate, Yanel volunteers her time to organizations that advance women and minorities, especially in the design profession.

Yanel is an agent of change. She positively impacts all of her projects to be inclusive, sustainable, and resilient. Her energy has inspired significant initiatives like ResilientSEE, a global platform of designers, engineers, academics, and non-profits to offer comprehensive, pro-bono resilient planning and design.

“Every day, I am energized by the chance to solve complex problems in an innovative way–by blending the art of design with the technical rigor that makes the end result work seamlessly.”
A Deep Awakening
A few months after Hurricane Maria made landfall, Yanel visited some of the impacted communities in Puerto Rico. She described the visit as “a deep awakening,” igniting a desire to serve those in need. A few weeks later, she led the creation of ResilientSEE, a global multidisciplinary platform that provides pro-bono resilient planning and design to communities on the Island.
Early Resilient Framework Plan earns national recognition

The Early Resilient Framework Plan, a project born from the ResilientSEE initiative, received a Design Excellence Award from the National Organization of Minority Architects, and is a finalist in the Boston Society of Architects Design Awards in the category of Campus and Urban Planning.

Yanel's Featured Work

Keene State College Living and Learning Commons
Keene, New Hampshire
Colorado State University Lory Student Center
Fort Collins, Colorado
Early Resilient Framework Plan
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico