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We transform "spaces into places" where people make memories



We are architects.

Storytellers by nature, 

and real-estate developers

by choice.©

The story of our firm began in 1988, when Alain Youkel established his architectural practice in New York City. In 1993 our office moved to Vermont where a strong focus on resort and residential architecture began to develop. During 2001, to better address the growing international resort markets, Lemay+Youkel, a partnership with one of the largest architectural firms in Canada, was formed. The unique and extensive experiences gained from this and other real estate development ventures has led to a more focused approach in creation of value through good design and sustainable development. Today, we are architects by profession, storytellers by nature, and real-estate developers by choice. We innovate and implement creative solutions that endure the test of time. Our portfolio of achievements clearly demonstrates our ability to design, develop and manage projects that create greater value through superior design. 

What do you see?
A landscape?
A destination?
A dream?
We see all of that
and much more.


If you own property give us a call.

Let us show you
what we see.


We create sustainable, elegant, and economical buildings that endure the test of time.



Site planning




Fesabilty Studies






Master Planning





REVIVE© is our exclusive process that analyzes and seeks creative solutions for existing buildings or planned developments that no longer meet today’s challenging economic, environmental and functional criteria. 

Rethink, Evaluate, Visualize, Innovate, Validate, Execute; 


selected PROJECTS




An enclave of twenty 3 and 4 bedroom single family homes in Stowe, Vermont designed and co-developed by Youkel.  In progress

Redstone Lofts

University of VerMont

400-bed on-campus independent student apartment complex with a sky connector known as "The Lantern" - a glowing visual landmark that provides a social and functional center for student life.   Completed 2011.


56 luxury apartments overlooking Winooski Falls.  Amenities include on-site covered parking, combination of enclosed and climate controlled storage units, a fitness center, and riverside terraces connected to the boardwalk and nature preserve.  Designed and co-developed by Youkel. Completed 2015.


72 luxury apartment residences with amenities including fitness center, gracious lobby overlooking large riverside terrace with built-in firepit, barbecue and vegetable gardens. Riverhouse continues the story of the vernacular Mill buildings that give this neighborhood its authentic and historic character. Designed and co-developed by Youkel.  Completed 2013.

mill house

An urban renewal project in downtown Winooski, Vermont. Historic restoration of Mill Boarding House into 14 apartments with addition of a modern 11 apartment building and 10 three story townhomes with private garage parking and roof terraces. Designed & co-developed by Youkel. Completed 2015.

storied places

Luxury slopeside townhomes in Mt. Tremblant, Quebec. One of several resort projects completed in Stratton and Sugarbush resorts in Vermont; Mt. Tremblant QC; Fairmont Hot Springs, BC; Muskoka and Blue Mountain, Ontario. (2001-2010)

747 Pine Street

Conversion of industrial building into professional office and retail suites  in Burlington, Vermont. 


PO Box 1503

Stowe,  VT  05672


youkel architecture + development

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