Over 200 homes designed by Poon Design Inc. have been built and sold in Palm Springs in the past few years, igniting an entirely new movement of architecture and demographics. Though the architect acknowledges the legacy of Midcentury Modernism, Anthony Poon, in collaboration with developer Andrew Adler, do notembalm' the styles of our past. Rather, Poon has launched a high cultural, approachable agenda for Palm Springs housing that the media has coined, "This Century Modern."
Poon's first book, Sticks & Stones | Steel & Glass, is part critique, behind-the-scenes, and autobiography. Explore how architecture and its creative processes play in our daily lives, and affects our emotions and actions. Reflecting on soaring designs for universities to the quiet beauties of a Buddhist temple, Poon takes us on a journey weaving together light and material, art and business, music and design, and arrives at this thesis: art is shelter and architecture is a noble social good.
Anthony Poon is an award-winning architect with top industry credentials spanning three decades. His Los Angeles-based Poon Design Inc. (www.poondesign.com
), a multi-disciplinary design studio serves national and international clients: residential, commercial, religious, educational and cultural projects. The work of Poon Design has been featured in hundreds of articles, from The Wall Street Journal to The Los Angeles Times, from Dwell to Architectural Digest. Mr. Poon is also an interior designer, graphic designer, painter and musician. He received his Bachelor of Arts from University of California Berkeley, Magna Cum Laude, and earned his Masters of Architecture from Harvard University.