Statement

Design enables life to be vibrant. Design enables life to resonate. Be creative. Be original. Be remembered.

Founded in 1991, Poon Design Inc., a LEED-accredited, multi-disciplinary practice, offers services in architecture and interiors, planning and programming, furniture design, music, and many other creative endeavors. Our design services are comprehensive.

Our designs communicate more than aesthetics. Our designs communicate ideas. Our designs express everything from our culture and the community we live in to the specific needs and solutions for each client. We call this content.

Design can be story telling.  Whether the design of a church, school, shopping center, or residence; each and every client has ambitions for their existence and the character of their institution. Clients possess memories of past successes and lessons learned, as well as a vision for growth and evolution.  These ideas, dreams and stories are the basis for our design process.


Vision, creativity, imagination, artistry, and inspiration — these forces drive the design process at Poon Design.  But note that design also balances vision with reality. We integrate creativity with the pragmatics of a project:  environmental stewardship, permits and approvals, function, budget, schedule, maintenance, and constructability.

We have experience with a wide range of projects from cultural to educational to commercial to religious to residential.  We have worked on over 50 educational projects ranging from Pre K-12 to community colleges and universities.  Highlights include projects for Bel Air Presbyterian Church, University of California, Cal State, and Los Angeles Unified School District.  Our commercial projects have been with some of country’s biggest developers:  Maguire, Thomas, Caruso, Hines, and Irvine Company.

We at Poon Design Inc. believe great design is the architecture of place making and the creation of identity.  The key word is essence. What is the essence of your project?