Where Wellness Meets Design
2Yoke designs health-conscious homes, yoga studios, wellness and health clinics, farm-to-table restaurants, ergonomic workplaces and co-housing communities. The verb ‘Yoke’ means to join together, a bond or tie. 2Yoke Design is fueled by an ethos to unite the principles of health and wellness with the built environment. Brienne and Courtney believe in the power of design to enhance the quality of the daily experience - In other words, 2Yoke Design is to your home or workplace what the food coop is to your belly: the trusted venue from which you can acquire the highest quality of ingredients to sustain a happy and healthy life. From the landscape, to the architecture and interiors, and in collaboration with local artists, vendors, craftsmen and makers, 2Yoke designs custom environments for the home & workplace.
Brienne Wasmer is the founding Principal Designer at 2Yoke Design. She started her architectural journey at the University of Oregon, receiving a Bachelors of Architecture and a Masters of Interior Architecture, with high honors. Jump starting her career with the affordable housing leader Central City Concern of Portland, Oregon, Brienne cultivated a meaningful commitment to universal design. She then co-created the Interior Architecture department at Hacker Architects, where she worked on higher education buildings, municipal libraries, and GSA border crossings among other public works projects. Founding 2Yoke Design in 2012, Brienne brings enormous passion and commitment to every project. She has a remarkable ability to serve the needs of her clients, while creating striking aesthetics skillfully crafted to express the project personality.
Courtney Tysell is the Managing Principal at 2Yoke Design. She received degrees from the University of Oregon in Biology and Environmental Science, and went on to complete a degree in Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley in 2012. Courtney has a wealth of experience in the culinary world, which has translated to invaluable insight into the design world of hospitality. She enjoys combining the old with the new and her thoughtful material choices speak to simple, spatial elegance. Puzzling a project together, realizing a client’s vision, and optimizing wellness in public spaces are the most satisfying facets of her work. Clients appreciate Courtney’s attention to detail and thorough, direct communication style, and they learn to depend on the high-level of quality control she brings to every project.