David Coon


“My mission in life is to not merely survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” —Maya Angelou

David Coon’s recent work includes the Asahi Shuzo Brewery in New York — the first US-based brewery for Japan’s oldest sake producer. In his decades at Pelli Clarke & Partners, he has contributed to numerous international projects, including the Petronas Towers, and several mixed-use developments in Tokyo: the Toranomon-Azabudai district, the Ark Hills Sengokuyama Tower, and the Muromachi Chibagin Mitsui Building. He is an Associate Fellow at Branford College at Yale University, and an advisor to first-year Yale Undergraduates. David holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.

Favorite Building: Casa Malaparte by Adalberto Libera.