Alex was born in Nashville, TN. He left Nashville at a very young age to pursue a career in soccer. After many years away he has returned to focus on building a brand of quality design. He is bringing back to Nashville what has influenced him during his travels, studies, and work abroad.
He holds a BA in Architecture from Clemson University and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University.
Yuchen was born and raised in Guangzhou, the third biggest city in China. He studied Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Hong Kong University and Master of Architecture at Columbia University. Alex and Yuchen traveled to Portugal after graduation under a school fellowship where they discussed a plan to collaborate on their first major project together. Just a few months later they executed that plan in Nashville. Currently, Yuchen has set up studio in Shanghai, designing and overseeing all Studio YUDA projects in Asia.