Kathy Young

Founder

why bdh+young rules?

It rules because of its people.  People who work hard, care about each other, and have a passion for good design…helping grow one of the largest, most well respected design firms in the Twin Cities.  I am proud to have started and been a part of this journey since 1971.  I hope that it will continue for decades beyond my lifetime.

why design matters?

If you are surrounded by things you love that are of good design, it makes you feel good, more comfortable and relaxed.

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favorite hobby and why?

Love to golf, being out with nature, in some of the most beautiful places in the world with friends is the best 4 hours one can have. Only problem is that Lily is not with me 🙁 Love to travel, especially to Italy and Lugano, Switzerland.

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favorite childhood memory?

Going to the farm near Willmar, MN in the 1950’s to help my aunt and uncle.  At age 10, I was able to touch the pedals on the Ford tracker, so my uncle taught me how to drive a 5 speed Ford red tractor to help him with the haying and thrashing.   I really felt important, and best of all, I got out of the kitchen and helped all the men.  A great experience to say the least.

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when I’m not at work, I like to...

Spend time with my family, including my two grandsons. Depending on where I am, and what season it is, I like to play golf, garden, and spend time with friends and family.  I love to attend any kind of musical plays, Orchestra Hall concerts and the Guthrie.