BAC Alum Strikes a Chord with the Sinclair

Stephen Martyak's New Firm Designs Rock Club/Restaurant Hybrid in Harvard Square

The Sinclair in Harvard Square, designed by StudioTYAK

Photo courtesy of studio TYAK

The BAC is pleased to celebrate The Sinclair, a new rock club/restaurant hybrid designed by StudioTYAK, Boston's up and coming hospitality and residential design studio founded by alumnus Stephen Martyak. This 525-person rock club and 104-seat restaurant in Harvard Square, designed to reflect the transience of the American musician, provides a unique experience for music lovers and foodies alike.

Stephen Martyak launched studioTYAK LLC in the fall of 2012, and with the opening of The Sinclair, this multi-disciplinary design studio was able to make an imprint on the city within a few short months. Under Stephen's leadership, the studio continues to develop its portfolio with projects including the tattooed OSushi in Harvard Square, the refreshed Da Vinci in the Back Bay, and Brian Piccini's highly anticipated Boston Chops in the South End.

Stephen is an associate member of the Boston Society of Architects, a founding member of Design Museum Boston, and adjunct faculty at The Boston Architectural College, where he has taught a multi-disciplinary design studio. He holds a Bachelor of Design Studies from The Boston Architectural College (Valedictorian) and a Professional Master of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design.

This Southern boy, music lover, and longtime foodie is foremost a designer, formally trained as an architect, with experience in high-end commercial and residential architecture and interiors, as well as lighting, furniture, and graphic design. He gained his early experience at Flavin Architects, a boutique residential firm in Boston, and has collaborated with designers from Paris, New York, and Vancouver. Stephen later discovered his knack for restaurant design and deepened his understanding of the intimate relationship between design and construction while acting as the director of design for a Boston-based hospitality construction company.

StudioTYAK LLC is a multi-disciplinary design studio dedicated to enhancing the urban environment through the design of dynamic one-off restaurants, entertainment venues, and private residences. Just like the firm's name (the "y" is silent), they believe that every project is unique and possesses its own quirks that should be embraced to ensure that the personality of the concept, client, and space leave a mark on Boston's vibrant city experience.