who we are

GDPdesignbuild is a multidisciplinary design firm founded in 1987 and led by architects George Fong & Justin Fong. From its inception, our goal has been to pursue an all-embracing approach by marrying the creative discipline of architecture with the technical processes of construction. Our team has had extensive experience working with clients, consultants, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, structural 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 a client’s project.

function, form, & the details

We believe that your ideas and needs can initiate meaningful architectural dialogue. We listen and collaborate closely with our clients to develop a tailored solution to suit specific needs.  Our design studio specializes in bespoke projects for hospitality design which include restaurants, bars, office and retail spaces. In every endeavor, we place great importance on ensuring that functional necessities are met with innovative and detail-conscious design solutions. 

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 surprisingly complex results.   

happy people

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


█  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

█   Bill West | Construction Superintendent