Fabiola Yep

Originally from Lima, Peru, Fabiola joined Wheeler Kearns Architects in 2018. She received her Bachelor and Master of Architecture degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where she won the top Honor award on two school-wide design competitions. She was also honored with the Best and Brightest award, which included a full scholarship and teaching assistant position for Ball State’s MArch program.

Prior to joining WKA, Fabiola worked at GREC Architects where she focused on a large mixed-use development comprised of two 17-story towers located in Chicago’s Near West Side neighborhood. The project is set to achieve LEED Silver Certification. Her experience also includes workplace design and single-family residences in the Indiana Dunes area and along the cost of Lima, Peru.

Outside of work, Fabiola actively serves as a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Chicago. She is also a board member of Arquitectos, a non-profit organization that provides professional guidance and an accurate representation of minorities for the purpose of amplifying their presence within the broader architecture field.

Fabiola is currently working on a charter school masterplan, renovation and expansion project in Elgin, IL. She lives in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

Education
2015                     . Master of Architecture, Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana
2013 B.S. Architecture, Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana
.  
Professional Experience
2019-present Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago, Project Architect
2017-2019 GREC Architects, Chicago, IL, Intern
2016-2017 Bamesberger Architecture, Valparaiso, IN, Intern
2014; 2015-2016 Design Collaborative, Fort Wayne, IN, Intern
2013 Vision 2013, Fort Wayne, IN, Intern
2012 Taller 33, Lima, Peru, Intern
.
Professional Affiliations
2018-present Big Brother Big Sister
2018-present Arquitectos, Board Member
2018 ACE Mentorship Program, Mentor
2011–2012 Guest Juror, DIS Final Reviews
Individual Honors
2012 & 2013 Indiana Architectural Foundation (IAF) Scholarship
2013 Cripe Capstone Competition (Collaborator: Rochelle Jansing) – 1st Place
2013 Best and Brightest Award & Scholarship – College of Architecture and Planning
2012 Estopinal Capstone Competition – 1st Place