Leadership

Pongsak Denpattanapitak

Founder / Design Director

Pongsak has over twenty years of professional experience in architecture and interior design.

His twenty-year record as an architect and designer has materialized all around the world: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Colorado, Washington D.C, and Raleigh.

Prior to founding PD Design in 2010, Pongsak served as an Associate Director for Belt Collins International in Hong Kong. Previous to his work in China, he was an Associate Architect for Surapun Architects and a Senior Designer for J Davis Architects in North Carolina. In Virginia, Pongsak worked as the Senior Designer for the Lessard Group after an internship with RNL Design in Colorado.

He received his Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado in Denver with honors bestowed by the National Dean’s Lists. There, he received a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects. He was also a winner of the Design & Build competition by the Department of Architecture of the University of Colorado.

He began his professional career in Thailand as the Chief Architect of Thai -Konoike Construction after graduating in 1990 from Kingmongkut Institute of Technology. He was awarded the Asia Oversea Technical Scholarship (A.O.T.S.) and studied in Tokyo, Japan.

Pongsak holds a LEED Certification by The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), U.S.A. He is a registered architect in Thailand since 1993 and holds an IDP (Intern Development Program Certificate) issued by NCARB (National Council of Architecture Registration Boards).

He recently received a registered asean architect (AA) from AEC(Asean Econoic community).

George Olah

Principal / Construction Director

George loves to build, and he’s good at it. Scratch that, look at his portfolio — he is exceptional at building. With over twelve years of experience in building for commercial retail, restaurants and homes, he is a valuable asset to the PD Design team.

George is an expert with the tangible stuff, so when it comes down to taking the design from the paper to the place, he’s your guy.

George received his Bachelors in Construction from Hungary University in 2000, and before joining the team at PD Design he worked as a builder at an international multi-discipline furniture firm.

He has experience in coordinating with clients to translate conceptual design into a final product that meets or, better yet, exceeds expectations. His recent notable construction was at the restaurant Shaba Shabu in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kelly Chen

Director of Business Development

Kelly has over twelve years of experience in supporting an architecture and interior design business. She have been working closely with design leadership of the international's leading architecture, interior designer. From small hospitality projects to high profile restaurant projects in Washington D.C, Virginia and North Carolina, this vast experience in most every project type has provided her with a depth of understanding of what comprises the best approach for clients in seeking their project goals - reaching for the best design solution.

Her specialties are Business Development; Client Relations; Public Relations; Strategic Marketing.

She received her Masters in Statistic from Cornell University in New York and Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics/ from University of California, Los Angeles in Econimic with honors bestowed by the Alpha Gamma Sigma, California Honor Society.