Statement

Good design belongs to everyone. Design enables life to be vibrant and to resonate. Be creative. Be original.

Founded in 2001, Poon Design Inc., a LEED-accredited, multi-disciplinary, FAIA practice, offers services in architecture and interiors, planning and programming, as well as many other creative endeavors. Our award-winning design skills serve national and international clients, having completed over 300 projects: residential, commercial, religious, educational, and cultural. The work of Poon Design has received over 50 national honors, and been chronicled in hundreds of publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Dwell, Los Angeles Magazine, Architectural Record, Architecture, and Interior Design.

Founder Anthony Poon, FAIA—architect, author, musician, and artist—leads Poon Design in a blend of discipline and improvisation to create transformative architecture and reimagine social engagement. Through a process that combines rigor, artistry, and optimism, we elevate the quality of life, affirming that architecture can be a noble act. More than aesthetics, our designs communicate ideas, expressing everything from the diversity of cultures to the communities we live in, to the specific needs for each client. We call this content, and design is story telling. Whether a home, school, restaurant, or church, each client has ambitions for their existence, and these dreams and successes are the basis for our design process.


Licensed in California, Montana, and Virginia, we have worked on over a hundred educational projects ranging from PreK-12 to universities, including the University of California and Los Angeles Unified School District. Poon Design’s commercial projects have been with some of country’s most prominent developers: Maguire, Thomas, Caruso, and Irvine Company. Alongside our non-profit clients and award-winning religious projects, Poon Design has also been recognized with the 2009 and 2011 International Design Award for Best Restaurant Design from the American Institute of Architects.

On one hand, we have also completed the finest residential estates around the world, from Beverly Hills to Saudi Arabia. On the other, Poon Design has been recognized for the re-envisioning of America’s affordable, mass production, housing industry, honored with the 2018 AIA National Design Award for Best in Housing from the American Institute of Architects and by two dozen design awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the Building Industry Association.

We at Poon Design Inc. believe great design is the architecture of place making and the creation of identity, a journey towards social progress and cultural evolution.