Yann Follain is the founder of WY-TO's Singapore practice and co-founder of WY-TO architects in Paris. He was named, together with Pauline Gaudry, co-founder of WY-TO architects in Paris, one of Europe's most important and emerging young architects and designers in Europe 40 Under 40 for 2016 by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. He has built a rich multicultural experience from his formative years in Indonesia, France, and Singapore. Embracing multidisciplinary approaches to grow the Singapore practice has established Yann's diverse expertise in sustainable architecture, cultural curation and exhibition design. Together with his team, WY-TO received the Future-Maker award at the Beijing Global Innovation Conference and an Honourable Mention at the international Red Dot Design Competition in 2016.
He is a frequent speaker on tropical sustainability and museum curation in the region and and has been appointed Festival Director of Archifest 2018 (Singapore Architecture Festival). Yann is also an Associate Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects since 2013 and served as a member of the Advisory & Commissioning Panel for the Public Art Trust within the National Arts Council Singapore from 2015 to 2017. He is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) from 2017 and Adviser at Asia Designer Communication Platform (ADP) from 2018. He received his Master of Architecture degree from one of France's leading institutions, the National Architecture School of Higher Education of Paris-Belleville in 2005.
Yann will be speaking at: 30th October (3.00 - 4.45pm) | Circular Economy Club - Singapore