Our Story

We’re on a mission to do architecture a little differently. Since 01-01-01, TONO Group has endeavored to change the way we develop, design, and build. Believing architecture is a truly singular endeavor, we aspire to make exceptional places by employing a seamless and straightforward process. In today’s hyper-specialized and overly-compartmentalized industry, the process has unfortunately fragmented—breeding contention and rivalry while stifling innovation and creative vision.

At TONO Group, we want to fix that broken system—and it’s that simple. We have harnessed the expansive power of architecture in order to become a collaborative design-build firm of placemakers from all disciplines and fields of design. We’re not interested in imitation, rather, we celebrate the thoughtful and careful hand of the maker—joyfully made manifest in intangible and tactile pleasures. That’s where value resides—in careful planning and attention to detail.

Through strategic spacemaking and purposeful consideration, we do the work we love and create meaningful places that promote health, happiness, and wellbeing. Placemaking, to us, is holistic—rooted in connecting individual people with specific places and offering strong communities better gathering spaces.

“Our intent is not just to make meaningful places that have a spatial and spiritual awareness (elevate the soul), but to make a better investment and consider the possibilities—to build with intention and sustainability in mind,” says Principal D. Hunter Johnson, AIA.

In essence, architecture is the most powerful representation of self. It provides physical, enduring form to our purpose and makes present our sense of place.

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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