On a mission to do things differently.

“Our intent is not only to make meaningful places that elevate the soul… but to make a better investment and consider the possibilities—to build with intention and sustainability in mind.”  – TONO Group Founder / CEO, D. Hunter Johnson, AIA.

When we opened our doors on 01-01-01, the intention to build something different was already there. Founded in the spirit of autonomy, TONO began as a boutique architectural practice. In 2011, we expanded into construction management and then into furniture procurement in 2014. With the addition of real estate development and brokerage services in 2016, TONO Group officially evolved into a multi-disciplinary team with a relentless enthusiasm for challenging the status quo within the built environment.

We are design-thinkers, dreamers, makers, creators, builders, engineers, curators, writers, educators, real estate veterans, athletes, techies, artists, history lovers, foodies + musicians.

Individually, we are experts in our space. Collectively, our diverse experiences give us the unique ability to see projects and solutions to challenges that others don’t. The intersection of our talent with a collaborative culture leads to better ways to create meaningful places. Places that promote growth, happiness, and well-being. All of this starts by aligning the right people, in the right place, for the right reasons. How do we maintain this alignment? By remembering a few key things…

  1. Design for people first.
  2. Our level of passion for anything we ever do determines the outcome.
  3. Creative tension keeps you sharp.
  4. It’s good to lean into unchartered territory.
  5. Always aim to delight.
  6. We are never finished, we are always evolving.
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Our Leadership Team

D. Hunter Johnson

AIA Managing Principal//Owner

Curt S. Bradley

PE Principal//Operations with TONO Architects

Martin S. Valins

RIBA, Associate AIA Principal//Business Development

Sharlee K. Van Tine

AIA, LEED AP Director//Architecture Philadelphia

Kurt A. Schenck

Broker of Record with RELO Real Estate

Angelique J. Miller

NCIDQ Director//Interiors

Albert H. Kramer

Director//Finance & Strategy

Markets We Serve

We’re humbled by each opportunity to create inspired work. TONO Group has designed and completed a significant and varied portfolio of work, including new construction, renovation, and the adaptive re-use of existing structures. Our work includes university facilities, commercial and retail establishments, worship spaces, continuing care and senior living communities, medical facilities, municipal buildings, and private residences. We value originality and the enduring significance of good design.

  • Office
  • Ecclesiastical
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Military
  • Educational
  • Aviation
  • Recreational
  • Multi-Family
  • Retirement
  • Residential