█ who we are

GDPdesignbuild is a multidisciplinary design firm founded in 1987 and headed by architects George Fong & Justin Fong. From its inception, our goal has been to pursue an all-embracing approach of marrying the creative discipline of architecture with the technical processes of construction. Our team has had extensive experience working with clients, consultants, engineers, and fabricators to bring complex projects to fruition. With the experience, creativity, and passion to carry a project from the conceptual design phase to project turnover, we provide our clients with turn-key solutions that address all elements of the project build out. For us, design doesn't work in isolation, but serves as a catalyst for the realization of greater value and opportunities that can enrich and push the boundaries of our clients’ projects.

function, form, & the details

We believe that our clients ideas and needs can initiate meaningful architectural dialogue. We listen and collaborate to develop a tailored solutions to suit each project’s specific needs.  Our design studio specializes in bespoke solutions for commercial spaces including restaurants, bars, work and retail environments. In every endeavor, we place great importance on ensuring that functional necessities are met with innovative and detail-conscious design solutions. 

george fong, AIA | Principal

justin fong | Principal & Director of Design

nobu yamakawa | CAD & Project Coordinator

kelly linehan | Designer & Project Coordinator

amy wong | Business Manager

sara pierce  | Office Manager

devi hunton | Office Assistant

heath arrington | Project Coordinator

wiliam west | Construction Superintendent







simplicity is key

Simple is usually better. At the core of our design approach, we strive to convey a sense of logic and simplicity. We operate under the notion that simple approaches lead to complex results.   

happy people

We love what we do. We are passionate about designing spaces for people to use and enjoy. A successful project is one that solves a unique set of problems while creating an experience that engages and delights the end user. We believe unequivocally that well-considered design has the ability to improve our lives.