Associate AIA
Vice President

A design partner at ESG since 1987, Pong explores the relationship between art and architecture in the design of signature residential, higher education and corporate projects. On such iconic structures as 301 Kenwood, The Edgewater and American Academy of Neurology, Pong worked with clients and collaborators from concept through completion, in order to provide a holistically designed and detailed project. “My passion is to deliver the whole package,” Pong says.

Pong’s design approach encompasses artistic expression, sensitivity to a project’s existing urban and historic contexts, and the addition of fresh materials and contemporary details that fully articulate projects. As a result, each of Pong’s projects expresses its own innovative design intent and character. At the same time, Pong is keenly attuned to ensuring clients realize a building’s functionality within their budget constraints.

A design leader, Pong collaborates with clients to maximize cultural trends while pushing those boundaries into areas of groundbreaking opportunity. As baby boomers and empty nesters move back into cities, and Millennials look for amenity-rich multiunit residences in which to live, work and play, Pong’s architecture provides them all with the confidence to choose urban living. He not only creates cultural, residential and corporate buildings of timeless design, but iconic architecture that enhances the urban fabric.