Behind it All
Meet the visionary team
behind Morgan North.
Shimoda Design Group
Joey Shimoda FAIA, FIIDA and Susan Chang AIA are partners in Los Angeles based Shimoda Design Group. Founded in 2000, they have become internationally known for the rejuvenation of existing structures, landscapes and interiors that create a positive and profound impact to the human experience. Ninety percent of all Shimoda Design Group’s projects have been created within existing structures. We believe that architecture does not have to be new to be beautiful, sustainable or meaningful. Innovation and lasting impacts are found where human activity, design, serendipity, and materiality converge. Shimoda Design Group uses their blend of architectural alchemy to create beautiful and meaningful places that elevate everyday life.
Founded on the principle that the designed landscape is among the most powerful forms of cultural expression and environmental accountability, HMWhite’s work uses science to inform and intuition to guide problem-solving that reveals a site’s distinct voice and spirit. Rooted in global thinking, we delve deeply into its local execution – yielding intrinsic timeless beauty that aims to awaken undiscovered consciousness of nature’s wonders.