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Betsy Yankopolus

Betsy Yankopolus, AIA, NCARB

Founder, Architect

Betsy Yankopolus, AIA is a registered architect in Florida, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and has worked in architecture for the last 10 years. At firms in New York City and North Central Florida, she has focused on diverse range of project types, including residential, commercial, science & technology, and healthcare. Before founding Y Studio, Betsy worked for Flad Architects and Content Modern in Gainesville, and Allen Killcoyne Architects in NYC.

Betsy received her Master Degree of Architecture from the University of Florida, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University in studio art. She was a Big Ten student athlete on The IU women’s varsity rowing team as a coxswain. Additionally, she studied at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy.

Betsy currently serves on the Gainesville AIA board as secretary, and previously as Associate Director. She was selected and completed the Jacob Leadership Institute program with AIA Florida in 2021.

She and her husband, Nick, have two amazing kiddos, Penelope (3) and Edward (1). They love to visit family and escape to Sanibel or St. Augustine. When she’s not chasing her children or design passions, she enjoys being out and about in Gainesville with friends, outside at the parks, and with family at Gator baseball games. Go Gators and HOOSIERS!

Your space. Your design. 

Y Studio - Yankopolus Architecture and Design Studio, LLC - is a Gainesville, Florida based architecture and design practice, dedicated to assisting clients in developing their design vision into a beautifully built space. We believe each space should be designed specific to the persons occupying it and to the unique site it sits on.

Custom quality architecture and design should be for everyone and every budget. Modern, traditional, or somewhere in between.