Yuk Yee was born in Ipoh, Malaysia. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design (Part 1) and Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (Part 2) with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania in 2003, she served as a United Nations volunteer architect in India under an UNDP funded programme ‘Promotion of Appropriate Housing Technologies’, and has helped to design and train the local masons to construct safer disaster-resistant homes at a lower cost. In Singapore, Yuk Yee worked for MKPL Architects and Maps Design Studio on high-end leisure and residential projects before moving to the UK.
Yuk Yee joined London-based practice Walters and Cohen Architects in March 2008, where she worked on several education and cultural projects, including the award-winning Towers Junior School and St Swithun’s Junior School in Winchester. She was made Associate in 2011 and completed her Part 3 at The Bartlett (UCL) in 2012.
Yuk Yee joined Studio Verve as an Associate in Spring 2015, where she was providing technical design support for various residential and commercial projects. She was made Associate Director in the Summer of 2016 and Director in December 2016, overseeing the delivery of projects across the practice.
Yuk Yee is currently leading on several challenging mix-use and residential schemes in London.
Yuk Yee has been passionate about her hobbies – she makes comic illustrations, she paints, she plays the piano, she cuts hair, she does photography, she plays table tennis and she has very recently started playing tennis (very badly!).