Since its founding in 1997, Assembledge+ has been pursuing an architecture that is driven by a commitment to collaboration and craftsmanship with the goal of creating enduring environments that are user-focused, innovative and sustainable.
We believe in the art of collaboration. The name Assembledge+ was deliberately chosen to convey the firm’s passion for “assembling” all the often-complex elements of the design process in order to produce an architecture that is precise, considered, and placed firmly on the leading edge of contemporary discourse. The + signifies an approach that looks at the whole as an inextricable combination of interrelated parts as we continue searching for better, more efficient, and innovative ways to construct modern living and working environments. In the spirit of this approach, we consistently challenge traditional limitations as to what can be achieved within typical constraints and use new technologies, materials and contemporary building techniques in the creation of an architecture that not only meets practical requirements but also inspires.
The firm is led by David Thompson, Design Principal & Founder, who was joined by his father in 2013, Richard Thompson, FAIA, as Principal of Urban Design. Together, this father-son duo continues to build upon the firm’s commitment to active collaboration and are expanding their capability to address larger scale projects in the urban and campus environment. Our principals and talented staff from diverse backgrounds, embrace challenges and deliver both imaginative and innovative architectural and urban planning solutions. With extensive experience in the design and execution of residential, commercial and urban planning projects, Assembledge+ offers high levels of design sensitivity, technical expertise, and hands-on principal involvement to every project, large or small.
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY + METHODOLOGY
Steeped in the history and continuing innovation of modern design, Assembledge+ shares a deep passion for contemporary world architecture and its execution in the temperate Southern California climate. The firm strives to provide a unique architectural response to each project paying careful attention to the context; both the site itself as well as the neighboring community. Following in the tradition of Southern California modernist design, Assembledge+ creates elegant and seamless connections between indoor and outdoor spaces extending daily living into nature and supporting our efforts to design responsibly and sustainably.
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