Don earned his architectural degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1977, and has been a registered architect since 1986. Working for several major architectural firms in Northwestern Louisiana for 12 years, he joined the firm of Richard LeBlanc Architects, Inc. in 1996. In 2006, he and Richard LeBlanc formed LeBlanc & Young Architects, Inc.
Don is a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Louisiana Architects Association (LAA), Shreveport Chapter of AIA, and holds certification in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is a registered architect in the state of Louisiana.
Don has also attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design, having completed courses in Excellence in Planning and Design of Public Schools.
Don is a principal architect and project manager, and is in charge of specification and construction observation and supervision. His is highly regarding for his work in the field of completing construction projects and as a liaison in dealing with general contractors.