Anthony Poon, AIA

Principal, LEED GA
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Educated as a multi-disciplinary designer, Anthony Poon is an award-winning architect and musician. Spanning three decades of professional experience, he is a LEED-accredited architect licensed in California and Virginia, a member of The American Institute of Architects, and an IIDA interior designer—as well as a classical pianist, mixed-media artist, and published author. Mr. Poon received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley, Magna Cum Laude. As a frequent public speaker, he presents at national and regional conferences, as well as schools and universities. Anthony is also a member of the Modern and Contemporary Art Council for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. He is a certified Feng Shui professional, and holds membership with the International Feng Shui Guild.

Mr. Poon was awarded in an unprecedented two years in a row, the 2005 and 2006 National Grand Prize from Learning by Design, the highest honor given to an educational project in the country. He was also a performing artist for the 2012 Architects in Concert, and a selected mixed-media artist for the 2013 national Beverly Hills Art Show, www.anthonypoonart.com. Recently, Anthony received the highest honor for residential design, the 2018 National AIA Award. His book, Sticks and Stones / Steel and Glass: One Architect’s Journey has received critical acclaim. Please visit Mr. Poon’s blog on architecture and design: www.anthonypoon.com.

Cynthia Kraus, AIA

LEED BD+C
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Cynthia Kraus started her collaboration with Anthony Poon in 1998. As an architect accredited with LEED BD+C, she brings nearly 25 years of experience in design, project delivery and construction administration. Ms. Kraus is the founder of OPENHAUS and an industry leader in sustainable design and environmental stewardship, having created noteworthy net-zero designs.

Ms. Kraus brings diverse architectural experience ranging from residential to commercial, from science/technology to performing arts. Past clients include UCLA, University of Notre Dame, Griffith Observatory, Northwestern, and University of Arizona--as well as other private clients, commercial groups and civic entities. Her work has been honored with industry recognition and media coverage. A native Angeleno, Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Southern California, is a member of The American Institute of Architects, and a designated Subject Matter Expert for the California Architects Board.

Charles Proffitt


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Charles Proffitt brings eight years of experience in design, project management and construction administration. A leader in Revit / BIM software, Mr. Proffitt leads design efforts with Mr. Poon, and coordinates the architectural and engineering teams, to deliver an operationally-successful and architecturally-noteworthy project. Charles collaborates with his clients and translates programmatic goals into an achievable design, meeting schedule and budget goals. He received his Bachelor of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude, from Syracuse University in 2009 and a Masters of Architecture with Distinction from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015. With international studies in Italy, extensive travels, and a passion for history, Charles brings diverse interests and skills to his architectural profession.

(Headshots by Mikel Healey)