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Hi, I am Po Ku, the founder of Po Ku Design Build. I have been building custom homes since 1990 in Toronto.
I am a graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax. During my last school year, I was building several houses in Halifax. I became a registered architect in Alberta in 1980. In 1984 I moved to Toronto.
From 1976 to 1990, besides practicing architecture, I had my own furniture line and was introducing Italian avant-garde lighting, furniture and product designs to Canada.
The chairs and tables I designed were sold to the Chanel boutiques, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Bear Stearns (now defunct) and Li Ka Shing’s head office in Hong Kong. I introduced to Canada since 1979 the Franco Bucci line of ceramics, Ettore Sottsass’ Donau line of furniture, Stilnovo Lighting, Poltronova furniture, Mageia marble, ICM tableware and Barovier e Toso art glass. The designs are now being collected in museums.
In 1992, during the worst stage of the economic downturn, I started acquiring building lots in the vicinity of upscale neighborhoods of Toronto and began building my first exquisitely detailed period homes. I have been discovering hidden gems (underestimated neighborhoods) ever since.