Yanel de Angel

Principal, Managing Director, Boston

Yanel is driven by the belief that we are all meant to do good in this world, so it comes as no surprise that she is a steadfast champion of design that is inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and purposeful. With a reputation for simplifying the complex and building consensus among stakeholder groups, Yanel has been instrumental in the growth of our global residential practice as well as the execution of large mixed-use projects in Boston and internationally. She has leveraged her expertise to spur significant initiatives such as ResilientSEE, a global platform of design professionals, private industry, and academia that offers comprehensive, pro-bono resilient planning and design to communities around the world.

As Managing Director of the Boston studio, Yanel leads with a spirit of empowerment that continuously pushes teams to be agents of change—for the well-being of our communities, our planet, and each other.

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“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