OUR FIRM


 

Our mission at Fukui Architects is to create architectural environments that reflect the aspirations of our clients. 

 
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SMALL BUT POWERFUL

Since 1992 we’ve been designing beautiful places that delight the senses for work, play, thinking, living, studying, making, dining, and planning. Clients have included Verizon, Phipps Conservatory, PPG Paints Arena, Carnegie Mellon University, Consol Arena, Pittsburgh Penguins Arena, PNC Bank, The Community Builders, Cygnus Manufacturing, and Armada Supply Chain Solutions, among many others. LIST OF CLIENTS

We use space planning, light, sustainable materials, color, texture, site orientation, and building systems to both engage and protect from the natural world, especially in context with the surroundings. We work collaboratively with our clients to develop the ultimate strategic design to address our clients’ financial objectives and their needs for functionality, beauty, and sometimes whimsy.

Our projects have included new construction and renovations of offices, retail stores, restaurants, single-family and multifamily residences, higher education, and warehouse facilities. We consistently deliver on-time, on-budget. Fukui is a certified minority-owned business.


OUR PEOPLE

Felix G. Fukui

AIA, IIDA, NCARB, LEED AP

Felix established Fukui Architects in 1992 several years after receiving his Master of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, and is IIDA and NCARB Certified. His design projects range from a two-million-plus square foot business park to a demonstration kitchen at Phipps Conservatory and the PPG Paints Arena People’s Gate Eternal Flame Monument.  


Kento Ohmori

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP

Kento is a partner at Fukui Architects. He is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, Florida and Louisiana, and is NCARB certified. He’s been a project manager for multiple Verizon retail stores and offices, as well as a specialist in code compliance, accessibility, and building surveys and audits. All atypical projects in the office land on Kento’s desk! He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and received a bilingual (Japanese/English) diploma from the St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo. In addition to being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), he is certified as an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional.


Page Thomas

Project Manager

Page offers comprehensive services as a collaborator with Fukui Architects. His focus is project management and design on mixed-use buildings in urban environments, sustainable design, historic preservation, custom single-family and multi-family residential design, as well as low-rise commercial projects. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and has been practicing since 1988. Page has been an adjunct faculty member in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture as well as an instructor in the 2011 Carnegie Mellon/Remaking Cities Institute's UDream (Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities) Program. He is a founder and current managing partner of Empty Space Holdings, LLC.


Andrew Mitchell

Graduate Architect

Andrew graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and is studying for his licensure. He has been involved in multiple projects such as PNC retail stores, a Canonsburg Distribution Center, and Mad Rex Restaurants. He enjoys craft beer and spending time with family, his wife Jacey and dog Crosby. 


Xili Li

Graduate Architect

Xili graduated with a Master’s degree in architecture focusing on sustainable development. She has been involved in projects such as designing an addition to Church Brew Works, and designing a proposed Heinz Field monument. Xili also won a Young Architects Forum award for the Treehouse Charette Competition. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, painting, attending symphony concerts, driving really fast, and range shooting. 


  Kyle Mahoney   Graduate Architect

Kyle Mahoney

Graduate Architect

Kyle graduated with a Master of Science in architecture degree from Lund University where he wrote a thesis focusing on the “why” of architecture. He has studied in America, Germany, and Sweden before arriving at Fukui Architects. He enjoys cooking, home brewing, and questioning.  


  Swetha Tulluri   Intern

Swetha Tulluri

Intern

Swetha joined Fukui Architects as an intern architect while attending Carnegie Mellon University in the Bachelor of Architecture program. She has worked on a variety of projects including schematic designs for stores, and the PPG Paints Arena office fit-out. She also re-designed the Fukui Architects website.


  Eleni Contis   Intern

Eleni Contis

Intern

Eleni joined Fukui Architects as an intern architect while pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Rhode Island School of Design. Her work for Fukui includes schematic design, construction document sets, and casework design, for projects such as the Mad Mex Monroeville patio re-fit, Today's Lunch catering kitchen, and several PNC branch fit-outs. She loves podcasts, journaling and taking the T to work. 


OUR FIRM CULTURE

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We are involved in the communities where we live and work and design. We also take time to have fun. Our motto: the team that drafts together, rafts together. In June 2015, Fukui's workplace culture was identified as "the envy of all bikers" in a 2015 ARTICLE from BikePGH. We are also engaged as a company and as individuals with various community-focused projects; you can read about some of them HERE.

BECOME PART OF OUR WORLD
We are actively looking for great talent to join us!

If you are interested in pursuing a design career with Fukui Architects, we encourage you to send your resume and portfolio to admin@farpc.com.


WHAT WE DO

We work with a range of real estate needs in office, industrial, retail, residential, and institutional projects such as:

New Construction

Adaptive Reuse

Design/Build

 Building Renovation

Historic Renovation

Building Audit

ADA Compliance Audit

Landlord Support/Tenant Services

Building Inventory/CAD Database