David Coon joined the firm in 1992. In over 25 years with the firm, he has worked on a number of commissions, ranging from towers to academic buildings.
Mr. Coon is currently collaborating with the Tokyo office of Jun Mitsui Architects to design and construct the first US-based sake brewery for the oldest brewery in Japan, Asahi Shuzo. The brewery will be located in Hyde Park, New York, in the Hudson Valley with construction will beginning in early 2019.
Recently, Mr. Coon was Managing Project Architect for several mixed-use projects in Tokyo, including Muromachi Chibagin Mitsui Building (Coredo Muromachi 3), a mixed-use tower in the Nihonbashi district, Toranomon Azabudai development near Roppongi Hills, and ARK Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, a 46-story office and residential tower in Tokyo. He was also Project Architect for Sidra Medicine, a 1.3-million-square-foot (120,800-square-meter) hospital and research facility in a Doha, Qatar.
He was recently involved in the design of the Baosteel Guangzhou Tower, which will contain the regional offices of Baosteel, as well as corporate tenants in Guangzhou, China; and with Building 5 of Riverside Center, a residential development on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Mr. Coon has also worked on a number of institutional projects, such as St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Chapel at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, the Thomas E. Golden Center, a student center connected to the St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale University, the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, a classroom and performing arts building at Vassar College, a feasibility study for a new natatorium to connect to Yale University’s historic Payne Whitney Gymnasium, and Lanphier Center for Mathematics and Computer Science at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.
In his first years with the firm, he was a member of the design team for the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and, later, was Project Architect for 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.