- Master of Urbanism, L’Ecole d’Architecture, Paris
- Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Yen is a founding principal of Front Studio, started in New York, NY in 2001. She completed her undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University with honors, followed by post-graduate work in urbanism at L’École d’Architecture in Paris, France. Fluent in French and Vietnamese, Yen is a registered architect whose work has been featured in Interior Design, Icon Magazine, Wallpaper and the NY Times. She is chair of the Board of Directors for the NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego and a visiting professor at the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St Louis. Yen produces short fictions and small drawings at hh1f.com.