Vaughn | Yribar Architecture

VY Architecture 


Salt Lake City


Hannah Vaughn, AIA, NCARB

Hannah is an architect and educator with a deep-seated commitment to art and design. Her process always begins by observing and listening--to the physical context and to the insights of those involved--before moving into the moderation of space, with a constant focus on craft an materiality.

Hannah teaches design studio as adjunct faculty at the University of Utah School of Architecture and regularly serves on design juries. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Utah AIA, has participated in the AIA Utah Young Architects Forum, and currently sits as a Trustee for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA). Her work has placed in several design competitions, and won architectural awards, including the AIA Utah Honor Award.

Hannah frequently engages in artistic studies of place, process, composition, and material as a way to access architectural understanding in a non-perpendicular way.

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Scott Yribar, AIA, CPHC

Scott Yribar is an architect with a passion for how things fit together. Whether it’s a façade composition or a window installation detail, he is interested in how a group of disparate parts can be assembled to make a whole that is at once beautiful and functionally optimal.

With a deep belief that buildings must lessen their impact on the natural environment, Scott is committed to finding solutions to the tension that arises between ‘Architecture’ and energy efficiency.

Scott holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Utah and is a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant. His work experience in Switzerland instilled a dedication to quality design and high technical standards. He has completed several projects certified to the Passive House standard, the most stringent energy-efficiency standard in the world.

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Matt Myers

Matt is a designer and drafter currently pursuing his M.Arch at the University of Utah School of Architecture in Salt Lake City. Matt brings a passion for craft and attention to detail to all of his work. We call him M+M (the Model Master).



Ethan Zagorec Marks

Ethan is a designer currently pursuing his M.Arch at the University of Oregon in Portland. Ethan's background in graphic design and his relentless creativity are rooted in his curiosity for the surrounding world. Life along the Wasatch Front has given Ethan a deep appreciation of place. Ethan's current work is focused on the role of materiality in articulating human experience in architecture.