Josh Youngner, AIA, is president and founder of his Coastal Georgia based practice. Raised in Saint Simons Island, Josh had a curiosity in the arts at an early age. Beyond his interests in painting and sketching, he spent summer vacations from high school apprenticing as a decorative painter in houses and golf clubs in Sea Island, Georgia. During this time, he first saw how the artistic side of the architect could extend past the framework of the structures he was painting in. Josh learned then how projects were a combined effort among the architect, the designers, the artisans, and builders. He has carried this way of working into his practice today.
Josh attended the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2001. He interned with several firms after undergrad including Dunwody/Beeland Architects, John P. Shackelford Jr, Architect, Sea Island Company, and Wiregrass Studio in Peter Capone’s office. He attended Savannah College of Art and Design and received a Master of Architecture Degree in 2007. Josh accepted a position as a project manager with Dunwody/Beeland Architects shortly after graduation and worked with them for almost 10 years before starting his own practice.
In spring of 2017, Josh started his own designed based practice. His focus is on custom residential homes and special resort projects. Josh has commissions across the southeastern United States from Texas to North Carolina. His projects include vacation homes, period restorations and additions, plantation homes, restaurants, and hotel renovations. Josh enjoys mixing different period styles with contemporary elements. He likes to use oversized windows to ensure light and airy spaces. His most successful projects are a product of the owner, design team, and building team working closely together.