Stephen Yullari

Higher Education Project Manager

What attracted you to this profession?

I have always liked drawing and graphic design. I also had some interest in math and science growing up. Architecture seemed to me to fit the combination of aesthetic expression, technical skill, and practical function that I was looking for.


What three words would you use to describe your job?
Responsibility, beauty, growth


What are the most important personality traits to have in your profession?
Curiosity, flexibility, and responsibility


What do you like most about your job?
Interacting with co-workers, consultants, and clients, figuring out design problems


What have you accomplished at Moseley Architects that you’re proudest of?
Completing the ARE and getting my architecture license after MANY years of putting it off.

As for projects, it was the Baseball Deck at ODU. It was a small job and one of the first things I worked on when I joined Moseley. Guiding the project from schematic design through to completion was satisfying.


What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Interacting with the kids. They’re at the stage where they are asking all the “Why” questions about the world and pushing boundaries, so I’m on my toes and my Disney character knowledge is constantly being challenged.

Playing volleyball. I’ve played since junior high, indoors, on the sand and grass. When this pandemic is controlled, I’d like to get back to playing.


What music are you listening to right now?
Kid movie music with bits of Brass Against the Machine, Rodrigo y Gabriela, jazz-funk, Sia, Green Day, and electronica thrown in. I’m all over the place.


What’s your favorite film?
All the Star Wars movies. Yes, even the prequels.


What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
Nikon 8008s SLR camera I got as a college graduation present.