We are dedicated to the creation of inspiring environments that improve the quality of life. Our goal is to exceed client expectations by providing superior service and innovative design solutions in a team environment.

history + philosophy

Raimund McClain and Kristina Yu originally formed their office in 2002 and executed housing, office and medical related projects.   Following four years of nationally recognized work in Albuquerque, McClain + Yu was reformed as a firm carrying architectural specialization in educational and institutional projects.

We have expertise in taking complex building program and operations requirements and working in a team environment with stakeholders to find unique, creative, efficient solutions in the most-timely manner.  We are aware of the balance required of managing the flow of personnel and required spaces for a fully operational facility. We optimize material use, performance of systems for the benefit of cost effectiveness and overall elegant architecture.

Our team has extensive experience in providing professional services which maximize client & owner value. McClain + Yu Architecture & Design focuses on owner oriented, carefully considered design.  Our core values bring high-level design thinking coupled with professionalism and technical ability to each project. We are a full service architectural firm providing the depth and specialty of programming/planning, A/E design and construction administration services.  We provide Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Project Management to Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination and services.  


Architectural Design

Renovations / Adaptive Reuse

Sustainable Design

Master Planning

LEED Project Administration

Design-Build Services

3D Visualization

Cladding and Facade Retrofit Design

Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Bridging Documents

RFP Advising

Project Coordination

Physical Modelling

3D Visualization


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