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Myles S. Alexander, AIA Partner

As a founding partner of Vin-Yet Architecture, Myles brings his experience with the current sustainable design andbuilding techniques to every project, big or small. He is intimately involved in the initial design of the project, as well as construction document creation and construction administration. Having successfully completed projects in multiple states across the U.S., Myles designs buildings that reflect the unique character and attributes of each individual site. He is currently the Director of the Young Architect’s Forum (YAF) for the Asheville chapter of the AIA where he mentors and tutors emerging architectural interns and newly licensed architects. After graduating with honors from Clemson, for both his undergraduate and graduates degrees, Myles practiced in Key West, Florida for 3 years, before moving to Asheville, NC in 2005, where they currently reside.

R. Justin Smith Partner

Holding his degrees from Clemson University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Justin is a local that has his finger directly on the pulse of the South Carolina vernacular. After receiving his training from one of the Southeast’s most respected residential designers, Vin-Yet was created as a direct response to the growing need for fresh approaches to design, employing the services of new technology while holding true the artisan values from which the profession was first realized. Bungalows or compounds, Justin has designed it all with the same level of detail our customers deserve. Although he and his family have lived in various cities throughout South Carolina, they currently call Rock Hill, South Carolina home.

Emili McMakin Team Member

Emili brings experience as a project manager and is responsible for the day to day project needs, attends all project meetings and is intimately involved in the creation and quality control of the design and construction documents for your project. Emili has lived in Asheville since mid 2011, moving here upon completion of graduate school, from University of Colorado at Denver, with her husband and two children. She received her bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Austin and has previously worked for firms in Denver, CO and Black Mountain, NC before joining the Vin-Yet team.

Andrew King

Team Member

Andrew studied Architecture at Clemson University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to joining Vin-Yet Architecture in 2012, he worked in Nashville, TN and Southern California. Andrew’s experience as a project manager and designer makes him a valuable asset during the construction process. He now enjoys his role at Vin-Yet and uses his skills to complement the firm’s vision from the earliest stages of design.


Vin-Yet Architecture Booklet  

A selection of our commercial and residential work throughout the Carolinas.