POD Design was established in 2003 by partners Steve Kolwicz and Yumin Li after about seven years each contributing to the success of a large landscape architecture firm in Columbus, Ohio. Originally known as Kolwicz Li Design, the firm changed names after acquiring another successful practice in the Columbus market. POD has enjoyed steady growth for each of its ten years.

Beginning with just Yumin and Steve working out of the basement of a local architecture firm the company now has staff in three locations in the United States and China. POD Design’s office in Shanghai, China was established to continue to nurture associations Yumin Li had established in China, prior to moving to the United States. In 2013, a design studio in Cincinnati was set up to meet the needs for the Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati clients.