Kuo Diedrich Chi is a full service, international architecture and design firm that specializes in lifestyle projects for club, resort, retail and residential clients. We believe extraordinary design inspires people, enhances environments and is the result of effective listening and strong relationships. We collaborate closely with our clients and use our expertise to translate complex ideas into design solutions that are creative, functional and enjoyable.
Howard Kuo, AIA
PRINCIPAL & CO-FOUNDER
As a respected luminary on design, Howard creates successful projects with clients around the world by delivering solutions that are elegant, innovative and authentic. Howard's global viewpoint, as well as his distinctive blend of design aesthetic and management, ensures the proper implementation of artistic ideas.
Howard's cutting-edge designs have been recognized worldwide by various publications and institutions, some of which are highlighted below.
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THE LANDINGS CLUB
LAKE TOXAWAY COUNTRY CLUB
As published in The FORUM, Fall/Winter 2020
EVEN BEFORE COVID-19 disrupted food-and-beverage operations worldwide, top private clubs were undergoing dramatic changes in how dining amenities were being designed and used for the changing demographics of today’s ever-evolving membership.
Two common themes we keep hearing from our Platinum Club partners is the desire for more distinctive dining destinations throughout the various clubhouses and/or campuses and greater indoor-outdoor options – further extending warm-weather seasons and enhancing club life for a ‘youthful’ membership becoming more family-oriented and multi-generational by nature.
A great example of how these design trends are exceeding expectations and helping grow revenues/membership sales is Belfair, a residential Platinum Club community in Bluffton, S.C. According to general manager Ken Kosak of Troon Prive, golf still ranks the No. 1 amenity in surveys, but fitness and food-and-beverage are making incredible gains driven by the younger membership Belfair is capturing.