After receiving his B. Arch. from Illinois in 1962, Yuenger worked first for his father’s Long Island, New York, architectural woodworking company and then interned with Paul Rudolph, Ulrich Franzen, and Victor Lundy in New York City, obtaining his New York license in 1968. During the 1960s, he skied in Vermont, but he decided that he had to master the sport and so moved to Aspen. He arrived in 1969 and worked with Benedict and Molny (Aspen Athletic Club, 1976) before establishing his own practice. He designed a number of residences, including the striking concrete block house at 54 Shady Lane adjacent to Hunter Creek (1971). Living in Fairfield, Iowa, since 1999, Art Yuenger participates in World Peace Assemblies, an important aspect of his career, but continues to design houses in Colorado and Aspen.
Following is a narrative by Yuenger on the design of the house at 54 Shady Lane: