Walking the fine line between edgy and elegant, Yabu Pushelberg artfully reconciles opposites.
George Yabu founded the Toronto firm with Glenn Pushelberg in 1980, after graduating from Ryerson Polytechnic. Both launched their careers with private practices: Yabu in residential design and Pushelberg in retail. They later fortuitously met and opened their joint studio, now headquarted in New York. The duo’s design compatibility is grounded in a shared commitment to experimenting with materials, processes and ideas. This innovative approach has garnered numerous accolades for Yabu Pushelberg. These include a coveted James Beard Foundation design award as well as the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show’s Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design.