The Catholic University of America


Bethan Llewellyn-Yen


BETHAN LLEWELLYN YEN is a registered architect and received a Master of Arts with distinction in Housing & Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture. She received her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude. Bethan’s work at the AA and since has utilized multi-scalar design reasoning to approach cross-disciplinary projects and research.

Bethan’s professional experience has been split between academia and practice. She practiced as an architect at Studio27 Architecture, completing a number of award winning projects of varying scale and type. She founded her own practice, L2Y Architects, in 2013. After two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America, she continues her involvement as a Faculty Associate. There Bethan teaches architectural studios at both the graduate and undergraduate level and as well as seminars entitled ‘Design Process and Methods’, ‘The Architecture of the InFORMal’ and ‘Architecture and Global Urbanization’. She has also taught at The Pennsylvania State University as a visiting studio instructor. Her research focuses on new diagrams for urbanism that are composed of materially dynamic architecture and urban scale systems that foster the processes of transformation.