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.

LEADERSHIP

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.

2018

Architizer A+ Awards, Pop-Ups & Temporary Finalist, [in]tension

Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, Wonderland Park Residence, Housing Award

Architectural Record, “Kitchen & Bath”, Wonderland Residence

2017

Southern California Development Forum Awards, Oakdell Residence, Single Family Residential Award

Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, Oakdell Residence, Housing Award

AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards, Oakdell Residence, Honor Award, Adaptive Re-Use/Renovation/Historic Preservation

American Planning Association Inland Empire Section, California State University-Bernardino Master Plan, Urban Design Award

American Planning Association Inland Empire Section, California State University-Bernardino Palm Desert Satellite Campus Master Plan, Best Practice Merit Award

Golden Nugget Awards, Oakdell Residence, Merit Honor Award

Golden Nugget Awards, Wonderland Residence, Merit Honor Award

Architect Magazine, “AIA Los Angeles Lauds 29 Examples of Innovative Residential Design,” Oakdell Residence

2014

Modern Villa: Hi-Design Publishing, Stoneridge Residence & Sunset Plaza Residence, pp. 26-33 & pp. 68-75

2013

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

2012

Golden Nugget Award, Aether Apparel, Merit Award, Rehab Commercial/Industrial Project

Remodeling Design Awards, Aether Apparel, Merit Award, Commercial Remodeling

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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)

2008

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)

2007

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

2006

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)

2005

LA Architect, (Massive Headquarters)

2001

LA Architect, (Pixel Liberation Front)

1998

Architecture California Journal