Anthony Poon, FAIA, NCARB

Principal, LEED GA

Educated as a multi-disciplinary designer, Anthony Poon is an award-winning architect, published author, classically-trained musician, and mixed-media artist. Spanning three decades of professional experience, Anthony is a LEED-accredited architect licensed in California, Virginia, and Montana, an IIDA interior designer, and has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, the highest membership honor in the country. 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, Anthony presents at national and regional conferences, as well as schools and universities. He is also 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. In 2018, he received the top national award for residential design from the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Poon was also a concert pianist for the 2012 Architects in Concert, and an awarded artist for the 2013 and 2020 national Beverly Hills Art Show, His behind-the-scenes book, Sticks and Stones / Steel and Glass: One Architect’s Journey has received critical acclaim, and his debut novel, Death by Design at Alcatraz explores the creative ego. Visit Mr. Poon’s blog on architecture and design:

Cynthia Kraus, AIA


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.