Kathryn Younkin, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, former Deputy Zoning Official for the City of St. Petersburg, has joined Behar + Peteranecz Architecture’s growing St. Petersburg-based team.
Younkin has dedicated her 21-year career to urban planning and architecture with a focus on sustainable development, livable communities and creative solutions. She also brings experience in building and zoning regulation research and analysis with experience in sustainable project management. At Behar + Peteranecz, Younkin will be critical to the firm’s growing large-scale developments market.
“Kathryn brings proven experience and a collaborative approach that will be invaluable in serving our clients,” said Jordan Behar, a founding principal at Behar + Peteranecz Architecture. “As a part of our growing team, Kathryn will be instrumental in collaborating with public and private partners, employing her expertise in city zoning and development regulations and passion for preservation to bring a new depth of knowledge and capability to our commercial studio.”
Younkin will be based in Behar + Peteranecz’s St. Petersburg headquarters. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Design and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning; she also earned a professional degree in Architecture from Florida A&M University.
“Kathryn has an exceptional record as an organizational leader and brings a unique approach to project management, communication, collaboration, and mentorship,” said Istvan Peteranecz, a founding principal at Behar + Peteranecz Architecture. “We are committed to building a strong, collaborative team and Kathryn brings invaluable perspective that we’re thrilled to add to the firm.”
About Behar + Peteranecz Architecture
Behar + Peteranecz Architecture is a St. Petersburg-based design institution with over 10 years of experience perfectly balancing detail, innovation and practicality to create beautifully constructed commercial and residential spaces. Their portfolio includes hotels, education facilities, community centers, restaurants, office buildings, healthcare facilities, mixed-use
buildings and luxury custom homes. Their holistic approach brings the dreams of their clients into reality through an efficient and creative process that has a strong foundation in design excellence.