Founded in 1997, Assembledge+ is an award-winning, full-service architecture and planning firm with a varied portfolio of projects from residential, commercial, retail and hospitality, to planning consulting for urban development and university campuses. Dedicated to consistently creating beautiful, sustainable and user-responsive buildings, Assembledge+ brings high levels of design sensitivity, technical expertise, and hands-on principal involvement to every project, large or small, in a highly collaborative manner. The firm is led by father-son duo David Thompson, Design Principal & Founder, and Richard Thompson, FAIA, Principal of Urban Design. Together, David and his father intend to build upon the firm’s commitment to collaboration and broaden the firm’s capability to address larger scale projects in the urban and campus environment. With a staff of 20 professionals—architects, planners, interior designers, and administrative personnel—the firm brings together individuality and diverse backgrounds to collaborate on the most imaginative, innovative architectural and urban planning solutions.
Steeped in the history and continuing innovation of modern design, Assembledge+ shares a deep passion for contemporary world architecture and its particular execution in the temperate Southern California climate. The firm strives to provide a unique architectural response to each project and its context to the site, surrounding landscape, and community. Building seamless connections between indoor and outdoor spaces while extending daily living into nature allows Assembledge+ to design responsibly and sustainably.
We approach each project as a blank slate. Thorough analysis of the site, program, and the client’s needs, as well as the builder’s—in combination with our previous design excellence and intuition—leads the design process. All projects regardless of type and scale are guided from conception to completion with passion, innovation, and commitment. Each design decision integrates aesthetic and contextual imperatives with those of environment, materials, community, sustainability, program, budget, technology, and construction techniques. As our name suggests, we constantly strive to assemble all the project components into a holistic direction that ultimately creates architecture that exemplifies a harmony between nature and the built environment. At Assembledge+, we are steadfastly committed to transforming ideas into reality.
Modern Villa: Hi-Design Publishing, Stoneridge Residence & Sunset Plaza Residence, pp. 26-33 & pp. 68-75
Metrolpolitan Home: Malaysia Edition, May-June 2013, “Defying Conformity,” Ridgewood Residence, pp. 64-69
Metrolpolitan Home: Malaysia Edition, May-June 2013, “In Plain Sight,” Sunset Plaza Residence, pp. 70-77
Golden Nugget Award, Aether Apparel, Merit Award, Rehab Commercial/Industrial Project
Remodeling Design Awards, Aether Apparel, Merit Award, Commercial Remodeling
City of Beverly Hills Award for Architectural Design, South Beverly Grill
Dream Home Awards, Stoneridge Residence, Silver Award, Best Whole House Remodel
Golden Nugget Award, Stoneridge Residence, Merit Award, Best Renovated or Restored Single House or Project
Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award of Excellence, South Beverly Grill, Restaurant Category
New Natural Home: Thames and Hudson, Ridgewood Residence
150 Best Kitchen Ideas: Collins Design and Loft Publications, Casiano Residence
LUXE Magazine: Los Angeles Edition, Winter 2011, Stoneridge Residence, pp. 166-179
Los Angeles Times: Business Section, Home of the Week, Stoneridge Residence
Golden Nugget Award, Sunset Plaza Residence, Merit Award, Category 07; Best Custom Home 5,000 to 7,500 Sq. Ft.
AIA Restaurant Design Award: Best Restaurant, South Beverly Grill
Builder’s Choice Award: Grand Award, Sunset Plaza Residence
Los Angeles Times: Home Section, Top 10 Most Popular Web Galleries on Los Angeles Times Best of 2009, Sunset Plaza Residence: Homes of the Times
Los Angeles Times: Home Section, Sunset Plaza Residence
Home of the Avenues, Stoneridge Residence
Avenues: Art & Design West Hollywood, Fall/Winter 2009 No.1 Vol. 1: “Hollywood Hills Goes Danish; Every Room Makes its Own Statement in this California Home”, pp28-33
Building Refurbishment: Monsa Publications, Stardust East, pp.184-193.
Bioclimatic Architecture: Monsa Publications, Ridgewood Residence, pp.184-193.
American Lifestyle Magazine, june/july (Ridgewood Residence)
Architecture Materials: Wood/Bois/Holz (Taschen Basic Genre Series), Ridgewood Residence, 2008
1000x Architecture of the Americas, Ridgewood Residence & Barsky Residence, Publisher: Verlagshaus Braun
Slowhome.com: Interview w/ Kevin Southerland and David Thompson
Dexigner.com: “Assembledge+ Renders Stardust East Anew” (Stardust East)
Sunset Magazine, august (Ridgewood Residence)
Liner Competition: Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design; Honorable Mention
Architectural Record: Kitchen and Bath Portfolio (Leslie Lane)
Watermark Awards: Builder Magazine; Grand Award-Best Kitchen (Leslie Lane)
The Architect’s Newspaper, December 12, Studio Visit, pp. 12-13
Slowhome.ca, July (Barsky Residence, Ridgewood Residence, Troyan Residence)
LA Confidential, Late Spring, pp.180-185 (Ridgewood House)
LA Architect, January/February, pp. 17 (Barsky Residence)
Architectural Record, January, ArchRecord2, pp. 33-34
Larchmont Chronicle, October, pp. 12-13 (Ridgewood House)
Mens Book, Fall, pp. 104-105 (Ridgewood House)
New York Times, June 29th, Home Section (Ridgewood Residence)
Dwell, May, pp. 208 (Barsky Residence)
LA Architect, (Massive Headquarters)
LA Architect, (Pixel Liberation Front)
Architecture California Journal