Chrysalis Award 2020


ATELIER CHO THOMPSON is a multidisciplinary design and concept firm with offices in San Francisco and New Haven.  They are engaged in the art of architecture, interiors, graphics, brand strategy, furniture, installations, and exhibitions. Their expertise and passions transcend the conventional boundaries between these disciplines, resulting in a richness borne of the cross-pollination of ideas and strategies from across this spectrum of design.

Christina Cho Yoo, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C, IIDA and Ming Thompson, AIA, IIDA,  met many years ago and have since built a lasting partnership through shared interests, approach to design, and friendship. Though formally trained in architecture and engineering, their interests and personal histories drive to reach beyond the borders of these disciplines. Working in places near and far — India, France, China, Korea, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area — they believe experiences infuse their work with a cultural sensitivity and flexibility, producing a deep consideration of the varied needs and nuances of each client.