The principals from Simon Design Group and their teams represent expertise, commitment and long-term project commitment
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Simon Yu, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
Simon is the founding member of Simon Design Group. Simon is a registered architect in 3 states and brings extensive background in retail strategy and design. With more than 20 years of professional experience, he has worked on some very notable projects in the Chicago and Denver areas.
His recent emphasis has been on Automotive and Retail, with particular focus on Retail Rollout. Automotive brands have included General Motors (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC), Acura, Chrysler, Honda, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Toyota, among many others. Retail roll-out clients have included brands such as Arby’s, Bank One, Banana Republic, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gap, McDonald’s, and Starbucks.
After many wonderful years of good work at Gensler, Simon founded Simon Design Group at the request of several clients, with the seminal idea that design should be generated by listening to clients, caring about client needs, and treating people with respect.
Simon has worked with some of the most respected firms in the design industry where he developed his philosophy, skill and expertise - Gensler, Soos Architecture and Roth Sheppard Architects. He has served on the design teams of automotive OEMs for both General Motors and Kia.
Simon’s primary role for most of clients is to integrate research, design, project delivery, and account management. Throughout the design process, Simon works diligently to listen and maximize return on investment by designing sensible and beautiful projects.
Simon enjoys taking photographs, training for triathlons, and volunteering at local charity ministries.
Rabi Jabar Assoc AIA, LEED GA, NCARB
Rabi is skillful design-architect and project manager with over 15 years of international experience in industrial, hospitality, commercial and residential projects.
He is an expert at providing solutions, technical assistance, and guidance through the planning and development of architectural projects. Currently a member of NCARB (National Council of Architectural registration Boards), Associate member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), member of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as LEED GA, and on the path of pursuing licensure as an Architect.
Rabi is proficient in computer-aided design (CAD), along with visualzing softare such as 3D Studio Max, Revit, Sketch-up. Rabi has numerous areas of strength including swift accuracy, project management, client interaction, Architectural Presentation, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Code Compliance, Construction, and quality control.
We are glad to have Rabi on our Team
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Although we are always looking to find good team members. Please send a resume and project samples to