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Archeon Group

is a multi-disciplined Architectural, Planning, & Interiors firm, providing comprehensive professional services including effective Entitlements & Community Outreach services for a variety of projects.

Our Goals are very simple

  • Provide professional services and results with sensitivity to time and budget constraints.
  • Develop and deliver exceptional design while maintaining responsive and timely client service.
  • Provide comprehensive building solutions that are functional and practical.


Christopher C. Pak, AIA / President & CEO

An award-winning architect, the founder and principal of Archeon International Group, Mr. Pak has developed Archeon into a multi-disciplined Development, Architectural, Planning and Energy firm, providing comprehensive professional services including Community Outreach and Public/Government Advocacy to both domestic and international clients. Strengthening its global presence, Archeon has forged strategic international alliances with many premier companies in Asia: Marubeni, Sun Wah Group, Shimizu Constructors, Hanil Cement, Asia Financial Group, Kowloon Development and more. The firm has spearheaded notable projects in China and South-East Asia, such as the 22-story Sun Wah Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam the first major construction of its kind by an American architect since the Vietnam War. Archeon was also a General Partner/ Developer and Architect in the development of Solair, one of the first
mix-use transit oriented project in Los Angeles. The Solair is a 22-story development comprised of 40,000 SF of retail and 186 luxury condominiums above a MTA Subway portal. The Solair was completed on time and budget in May of 2009.
Domestically, Archeon has developed a reputation as a diverse, creative and results-oriented design firm. Mr. Pak has directed both public and private sector projects for such clients as the LA Unified School District, LA County MTA, City of LA Housing Department, City of LA Community Redevelopment Agency, Belmont Village Corporation, Majestic, Shamrock Holdings, and Meringhoff Properties. Some of the significant local projects include the renovation of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the first hotel built in Hollywood, and the former l. Magnin Building; addition and renovation to the Van De Kamp site; high-end Assisted Living Facilities throughout Southern California; designed over 2,000 units affordable housing projects for the underserved communities; development of a 350,000 SF Industrial Condominium in Fashion District, Downtown Los Angeles; and 150,000 SF Retail/Health/Sports facility in Wilshire Center,
Los Angeles- the sole new construction in the area since the 1970’s. Mr. Pak actively contributes and demonstrates his leadership in various capacities with several civic, professional, and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Pak was the CEO/President of a start-up community website, Asia America Online, in 2000 and successfully launched the website in the same year. Mr. Pak was recruited by Brainrush, an internet incubator firm in Oakland, California. Formerly on Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, he was the first Asian-American Board Member since its inception in 1927. Appointed by Mayor Riordan, Mr. Pak has also served the City of LA as the Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Board of Airport Commissioners, responsible for the
operations and expansion of the third busiest airport in the nation, and a Member of the Board of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, a board responsible for establishing a new system of neighborhood councils to increase government responsiveness to its citizens. Mr. Pak served the State of California as Commissioner to the Southern California Water Quality Control Board, appointed by then Governor Gray Davis and was a Board Member of the California League of Conservation Voters, a politically influential environmental organization. Also, Mayor James
Hahn appointed Mr. Pak to the Board of Recreation and Parks Commission. In his local community, he currently serves the Los Angeles Archdiocese as a member of the Building Commission, the Board of Governors for the Little Tokyo Service Center and has been involved as a Board Member to the Westchester YMCA, Lend-A-Hand Foundation, and Asia America Symphony. Promoting diversity in businesses, Mr. Pak has shared his expertise as a Community Advisory Member to the National Bank of California, Southern California Edison. Mr. Pak received his Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Among other accolades, he recently received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America.


AFFILIATIONS
• Current Economic Development Advisor to Mayor of Gwangju, South Korea
• Former State Commissioner, California Regional Water Quality Control Board/ Los Angeles Region
• Former Commissioner, Vice President, Board of Recreation & Parks, City of Los Angeles
• Former Commissioner, Board of Airport Commissioners, City of Los Angeles
• Former Commissioner, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment(DONE), City of Los Angeles
• Former Chair/Commissioner, Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Los Angeles
• Former Board of Directors/Commissioner, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, City of Los Angeles
• Former Board Member, California League of Conservation Voters
• Member, Building Commission for the Los Angeles Archdiocese
• Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles City College Foundation
• Board Member, Cal Poly Pomona National Development Council
• Advisory Board Member, Los Angeles Development Fund
• Member, International Business Advisory Committee for Mayor James Hahn
• Member, LA County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Asian American International Business Advisory Committee
• Board of Governors, Little Tokyo Service Center
• Former Board of Directors, YMCA-Westchester Community
• Former Board of Directors, Asia America Symphony Association
• Former Board of Directors, Asian American/Engineers Association
• Charter member, Cal Poly University at Pomona Asian American Alumni
• Alumni Advisory Committee, School of Environmental Design, Cal Poly University at Pomona
• Former Member, Consumer Advisory Panel, Southern California Edison
• Former Member, Board of Directors, Lend-A-Hand Foundation
• Former Member, Board of Directors, Korean American Coalition
• Former Member, Community Relations Council, National Bank of California

HONORS & ACTIVITIES
• Honorary Guest of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Asia Business Trip Delegation.
• Finance Committee Member for John Kerry for President
• Member, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Transition Team
• Guest Speaker at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce on Transit Oriented Development
• Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scouts of America, San Gabriel Valley Chapter
• Leadership Award, California Asian Pacific American State Employees Association
• Los Angeles Beautification Award
• Chair, 2001 City of Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Steering Committee
• Co-Chair, 2000 Hong Kong/China Insurance Delegation & Symposium to US
• Speaker at Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce