top of page




CoberKoeda has curated the best art and design talents to elevate your space to the next level. Founded by May Poon and Liza Koeda, it is a young boutique design studio with the passion to do something Out-Of-The-Box. Our extensive experience in luxury interior architectural design, together with our international portfolio will give you a glimpse of our passion.

We have a team of enthusiastic artists, designers and architects who cannot wait to collaborate and to create a unique style for your next project. If you want to know more about us, please drop us a line...



PAPER CITY, Apr 23, “A First Look at Reunion Tower’s Glitzy New Sky-High Restaurant”.

EATER, Apr 23, “Peek Inside Crown Block Before It Opens”.

EATER, Apr 23, “The Hidden design Inspirations in Reunion Tower’s New Restaurant”.

Golf Inc, Fall 21, "Clubhouse of the Year".

Hospitality Design, Feb 20, "Cap Rock Members Club, Texas".

Hotel Management, Oct 19, "Influential Women in Hospitality".

Boutique Design, Dec 18, "2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor".

Boutique Design, Apr 18, "160+ Panelists& Presenters, including Liza Koeda, CoberKoeda".

Boutique Design, Apr 18, "Designed Space - Mad Hatter's Tea Party".

Boutique Design, Oct 17, "Golden Ticket - Mad Hatter's Tea Party".

BDWEST, Apr 17, “Thank you to our Judges, Best of BDWest Annual Product Design Competition”

JIEFANG DAILY, Sept 16, “Hand-Drawn Drawings evokes Creativity”

LIGHT, Jun 16, “One Year, Two Custom Sculptures, Three Brands, Endless Possibilities”

MODELO, Jun 16, “Design Manifestos”

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE, Mar 16, “World-class textiles”

ASID ICON, Spring 16, “How it’s Made - Lighting Fixtures”

LIGHT, Dec 15, “Creative Lab: Custom Modifications and One-Of-A-Kind Lighting”

CANDY’S DIRT, Dec 15, “Dallas Designer May Poon Wins Prestigious Award for MIKKO Light Sculpture”

TEXAS NON PROFIT, Nov 15, “Littman Brands Contract Announces the Brighten the World Campaign to Benefit the Wilson Foundation”

HOTEL BUSINESS DESIGN, Nov 15, “Latest Product Developments Take Shape at BDNY”

THE WILSON FOUNDATION, Nov 15, “Littman Brands Contract Launches Brighten the World MIKKO Campaign to Benefit The Wilson Foundation”

WILSON ASSOICATES, Nov 15, “Wilson Associate Steals the Show at BDNY”

SLEEPER, Jan/Feb 15, “Sofitel Downtown Dubai - Op Art inspired design”*

BUILDING DESIGN, UK, Nov 14, “Just the Woman for the Job”

BOUTIQUE DESIGN, Nov 14, “The Buzz - Luxury Lounge”

GULF CONSTRUCTION, Sept 14, “The Art of Hospitality”

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN, Aug 14, “Sofitel Continues Expansion - An Interior that honours the Op Art Movement”*

BOUTIQUE DESIGN, May 14, “Getting Personal, Making Connections”

BOUTIQUE DESIGN, Mar 14, “Dream On”, Boutique Design West trade fair Luxury Lounge

DESIGN DIFFUSION, Jun12, “Salone del Mobile 2012”

HOSPITALITY STYLE, 2012-2013, Editorial Advisory Board member

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN, Feb 11, “Designer’s Choice – Crystal Court”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS, Jun 10, “Hall of Crystal”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

STIR SHERWIN-WILLIAMS, May 10, “A Memorable First Impression”

HOSPITALTIY DESIGN, March 10.  “Made in Morocco”, Mazagan Beach Resort, El Jadida, Morocco*

DALLAS-FORT WORTH DESIGN GUIDE: 18th EDITION, August 2010. “2010 Design Ovation”, Mazagan Beach Resort, El Jadida, Morocco*

CONSTRUCTION WEEK, Jun 09, “Atlantis: a behind-the-scenes look”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E*

BOUTIQUE DESIGN, May/Jun 09, “Managing Time Even When There’s Not Enough of It”

CONDE NAST TRAVELER, May 09, “The Red Hot List 2009 Our choice of the world’s best new hotels”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

INTERIOR DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION CHINA, May 09. “A Bright Pearl on the Bay”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

ELITE TRAVELLER, Mar/Apr 09. “Top Suites of Dubai”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

HOTEL SPECIFICATION INTERNATIONAL, 09. “Rising from the Sea, Discovering the Secrets of Atlantis”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

HOSPITALITY DESIGN, Nov 08. “Instant Icon”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

D MAGAZINE, Nov 08. “Opening of Atlantis, The Palm: Dallas Present In Full Force Weekend Past”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE MIDDLE EAST, Apr 08.  “Atlantis at The Palm to open Sept 2008”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN, Jan 08. “TIME for BED”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN, Nov 07. “The Perfect Space”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

HOSPITALITY DESIGN ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST, Mar/Apr 07. “Atlantis Calling”, Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai, U.A.E.*

MODERN DECORATION CHINA, January 2010. “The Award Ceremony”.  Most Influential Design Team.  Atlantis, The Palm, UAE.*

BUILDING DESIGN, UK, April 99. “Passport to Success, Experience on Working Abroad”

*teamwork project experience from Wilson Associates by May Poon as design director and/or principal, and/or by Liza Koeda as design director and/or senior designer.



Villegiature Award Grand Prize Best hotel Interior Design & Architecture 2022, Sofitel Reforma Mexico

2021 Golf Inc Clubhouse of the Year Winner, Caprock Clubhouse, Horseshoe Bay, Texas, USA

2018 Gold Key Awards Best Specialty Design Finalist, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Boutique Design New York, USA

First Place of ASID Hospitality Design Award 2018, The Spa at the Crescent, in collaboration with Michelle Meredith & Associates, Dallas, Texas, USA

Winner of Leisure Lighting award at the Lux Awards 2016, SoSpa at Sofitel Dubai Downtown*

Winner of Best of BDNY Product Design Awards, MIKKO lighting sculpture, Boutique Design New York 2015, New York, USA

Winner of Hospitality Lighting Project of the Year (Interiors) The Light Middle East Awards 2014: Sofitel Dubai Downtown*

Highly Commended Design at Commercial Interior Design Awards 2014: Sofitel Dubai Downtown*

Finalist of Interior Design's HIP at NeoCon 2014: Design Leader

Presidential Commendation Award Special Merit Award in IIDA's Decade of Design* Competition 2011 in Spas/Fitness/Wellness Centers: The Spa, Atlantis, The Palm*

Finalist of boutique DESIGN Award 2009: Best Spa Hotel - Atlantis, The Palm*

Winner of boutique DESIGN Award 2009: Most Dramatic Space - Atlantis, The Palm*

Finalist of Commercial Interior Design Awards 2009: Design of the Year Hospitality - Atlantis, The Palm*

Finalist of Modern Decoration International Media Prize 2009: Annual Commercial Space Award – Atlantis, The Palm*

IES Illumination Awards 2009: Award of Merit for the project Atlantis, The Palm*

The 7th (2009) Modern Decoration International Media Prize Award: Most Influential Design Team - Atlantis, The Palm*

Legacy of Design, Texas Chapter ASID 2010: First Place, Hospitality - Mazagan Beach Resort, El Jadida, Morocco*

RIBA Regional Gold Medal for architecture 2002: Pfizer Headquarters, Tadworth, Surrey, UK

J.H. Kinoshita Prize 1991

Y.M. Wong Memorial Prize 1991

Expandite Prize 1991

Minnette de Silva Prize 1990

Hong Kong Institute of Planners for Urban Planning Prize 1990

*teamwork project experience from Wilson Associates by May Poon as design director and/or principal, and/or by Liza Koeda as design director and/or senior designer.



We are committed to use DESIGN to raise funds for meaningful, life-saving causes.








With her passion and curiosity, and three decades of experience in the design industry, she is ready to create and curate your next space. Her extensive international portfolio has taken her worldwide, with a wide range of distinct design style from edgy, to contemporary, to culturally inspired, to themed design. Whether it is a large scale mega resort or private residence, her unstoppable energy, her sharp eye for detail, her enthusiasm for design, her ability to build teams and synergy, she will interpret the requirements of both the client and the operator to create a holistic and integrated design that responds to the specific needs of the target customer.

Professional Affiliations & Registration:

Royal Institute of British Architecture, United Kingdom #8475181, Chartered Architect

Architects Registration Board, United Kingdom #061208A, Registered Architect


Teaching and Mentoring:

Iowa State University Interior Design Advisory Council, Council Member, 2013-2017

Center for Architecture Dallas, Presentation on Experiential Living, 19 June 2014

Milano Salone del Mobile, Presentation for Federlegno Arredo, 17-19 April 2012

University of Texas School of Architecture, Visiting Lecturer for Interior Design Program, 2007




Having both backgrounds in architecture and interior design, and almost two decades of international experience in hospitality design, it has given her the opportunity to expand her design skills and challenged her to stay creative from designing experiential residential to hospitality and commercial properties. Her passion in art combined with talent in design has pushed her to reach far beyond her own parameters to stay creative. Every space has its own design story and dedicated designers listen. For her, the true reward of being a successful designer is the realization of the design itself as the result of the design process with its time investment.

Professional Affiliations & Registration:

International Interior Design Association, Membership #1089322

NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network, Membership #6EF53868150174415



Crown Block, Reunion Tower Restaurant, Dallas, Texas

Wyndham Garden Hotel, Anna, Texas

Mueller Residential, Austin, Texas

Dongshanhai Resort, Huizhou, China

Tjahjono Residence, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Klyde Warren Park Pavillion, Dallas, Texas
Aloft Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
Horseshoe Bay Resort, Austin, Texas
Billingsley 4 Residential + 3 Office Projects, Dallas, Texas
Tapestry by Hilton, Westlake, Texas
Wenshan National Theater, Yunnan, China
The Spa at the Crescent, in collaboration with Michelle Meredith & Associates, Dallas, Texas
BDNY Designed Spaces 2017, in collaboration with Wilson Red, New York
Preston Hollow Residence, Dallas, Texas

Boisfontaine Residence, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Tarakan Plaza Hotel, Tarakan, Indonesia

MIKKO, in collaboration with Littman Brands Contract, BDNY 2015 + BDWest 2016, New York + Los Angeles

Jing’an Garden Show Flat, Shanghai, China*

Niccolo Hotel, Changsha, China*

Harborside Resort at Atlantis, Nassau, The Bahamas*

Sofitel Mexico City, Mexico*

Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE*

IHG Grand Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE*

Niccolo Hotel Apartments, Suzhou, China*

Anantara, Ras el Khaimah, UAE*

The Meridian, Perdido Key, Florida*

Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai, UAE*

The Village, Dallas, Texas*

Yas South Lifestyle Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE*

Qingdao Wedding Center, Shandong, China*

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Florida*

Vista Del Mar, Perdido Key, Florida*

Luxury Lounge, BDNY 2014, New York*

Luxury Lounge, BDWest 2014, San Diego*

Hilton of Americas, Houston, Texas*

JW Marriott Downtown, Houston, Texas*

Fu Dan University, Shanghai, China*

Dubai Hills Model Home Villa 2, Dubai*

The Mansion, Dubai, UAE*

Qingdao Golden Beach Villas, Shandong, China*

St Regis, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*

Lisboa Palace Casino, Macau, China*

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE*

Atlantis, Sanya, China (competition)*

Atlantis, Paradise Island, Phase I Renovation, The Bahamas*

Atlantis, Paradise Island,  Phase III & Phase II Extension, The Bahamas*

Crown Casino, Perth, Australia*

International Conference Metropolis Villa #6, Yanqi Lakes, Beijing, China*

International Conference Metropolis Villa #4, Yanqi Lakes, Beijing, China*

Al Wajba Palace, Doha, Qatar (competition)*

Shanghai Bund One, Shanghai, China*

Del Frisco Grill, Dallas, Texas*

Chengdu Luxe Lakes Condo, Sichuan, China*

Baku Flame Towers Executive Offices, Baku, Azerbaijan*

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino, Phoenix, Arizona*

Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach, Shandong, China*

VVIP Chalet, Shahdag, Azerbaijan (competition)*

Al Quds Tower, Doha, Qatar (competition)*

Marriott Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, UAE*

Marriott Macao Studio City, Macao, China (competition)*

Peabody, Orlando, Florida*

One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, UAE*

Limitless World Island Limitless, Dubai, UAE*

JW Marriott, Bogotá, Colombia*

Burj Condominium, Dubai, UAE*

JW Marriott, Las Vega*

Grand Hyatt & Lucheng Plaza Residential, Wenzhou, China*

The Island Resort, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands*

Pauma Resort Casino, San Diego, California*

Fontainebleau Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada*

Grand Hyatt, Wenzhou, China*

Gateway Beach Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey*

New Pauma Casino, Pauma Valley, Californi*

Beaumont Park Race Track, St. Kitts, British West Indies*

CLB Condominium 7th & Rio Grande, Austin, Texa*

Mazagan Resort, El Jadida, Morocco*

Foxwoods Philadelphia Casino, Pennsylvania*

Greektown Casino, Detroit, Michigan*

The Regent Palmas Del Mar, San Juan, Puerto Rico*

Hilton of Americas, Houston, Texas*

Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Grapevine, Texas*

*teamwork project experience from Wilson Associates by May Poon as design director and/or principal, and/or by Liza Koeda as design director and/or senior designer.




1090 Waterford Drive, Dallas, Texas 75218, USA


  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

Success! Message received.

bottom of page