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David Coon AIA

Associate Principal

David Coon joined the firm in 1992. In over 20 years with the firm, he has worked on commissions ranging from towers to academic buildings.

Most recently, Mr. Coon was the project architect for Muromachi Chibagin Mitsui Building (Coredo Muromachi 3), a mixed-​use tower in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. He was also the project architect for ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, a 46-​story mixed-​use tower in Tokyo containing offices and apartments, accompanied by three-​low-​rise residential buildings. He was recently involved in the design of the Baosteel Guangzhou Tower, which will contain the regional offices of Baosteel as well as offices from corporate tenants in Guangzhou, China, and with Building 5 of Riverside Center, a residential development on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Earlier, he was the project architect for the Mandarin Oriental Shanghai, a proposed 38-​story hotel and residential tower. In his first years at PCPA, he was member of the design team for the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Coon has also worked on a number of institutional projects. His work for higher education includes the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Chapel at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, and the Thomas E.GoldenCenter, a student center connected to the St. Thomas More Chapel atYaleUniversity. He was also the project architect for the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, a classroom and performing arts building at Vassar College. He completed a feasibility study for a new natatorium to connect to Yale University’s historic Payne Whitney Gymnasium, and was a project architect at for the Sidra Medical and Research Center, a 1.3-million-square-foot (120,800-square-meter) hospital and research facility in a Doha, Qatar. He was also involved in the design of the new St. John’s Hall, a mathematics and science building at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Mr. Coon worked on one of four houses designed by the firm, a private residence in Livermore, California, set on 20 acres surrounded by vineyards.

He received a Bachelor of Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University. 

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