Yong Cho


With 23 years of experience, Yong Cho is an experienced and talented architect. As a project architect, he has repeatedly succeeded in designing elegant buildings based simplicity and economy. His designs are marked by innovation and detail that enriches the community. As a project manager, he is an extremely capable administrator with an ability to balance schedule and budget. He has excellent communication skills, able to quickly articulate the core of issues as well as listen. He has been involved in a wide array of projects from residential to international institutional projects. He has received numerous research grants including the prestigious Graham and Xerox Grants.

He has taught architecture at Yale University and University of Colorado, Denver.

As a principal of Studio Completiva, he has developed a reputation as a leader in mixed-use, mixed-income and mixed-construction type design within complex urban contexts, often a city block involving a multitude of stakeholders and owners. His design work has received numerous awards and continues to set a higher bar for quality design.

Yong has worked on Creekside Senior Housing Campus which has received much acclaim and is the first LEED Platinum affordable senior housing in the state. He is currently working on CityScape Senior Housing at Belmar, a 130 unit mixed income, urban infil project. He has completed Block 3B for Denver Housing Authority is the first in the state to achieve LEED ND GOLD. Monarch Place is a development at 15th and Delgany Streets – which consists of Arthouse Townhomes, the mid-rise Monarch Mills Lofts (both designed by Studio Completiva). More current projects include Harbor Light Transitional Housing for the Salvation Army and Fort Collins Housing Authority Permanent Supportive Housing. He has been a committed advocate for affordable housing and TOD/Dense Urban Development throughout his career. Yong has given numerous lectures and has served on many affordable housing task forces for the City and County of Denver.