Since its founding, Assembledge+ has been pursuing an architecture driven by a commitment to collaboration and craftsmanship to create 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 to produce an architecture that is precise, considered, and of exceptional quality. The + signifies an approach that looks at the whole combination of interrelated parts and that architecture is more than drawings and an arrangement of building materials. It includes the process of collaboration with clients, specialist consultants, and builders. It also consists of an ongoing exploration and innovation – programmatic, aesthetic, and technological – to pursue optimal, customized solutions for every project.
Our work may be characterized as warm modernism – a vocabulary favoring legibility of form, an embrace of the sunlight, and a core material palette of architectural essentials such as western cedar, oak, concrete, glass, and terrazzo.
Founded and led by David Thompson, AIA Assembledge+ offers to every project, large or small, high levels of design sensitivity, technical expertise, and principal hands-on involvement.
Approach and Methodology
Our approach to architecture is rooted in the belief that design is successful when users enjoy themselves in a space but aren’t quite sure why. For us, architecture should be timeless, attuned to its environment, and elevating the human spirit.
We take for granted that no formula can be applied indiscriminately, irrespective of specifics. Instead, we adhere to an architecture of pragmatic response, whereby each project is approached according to its particular character.
Our design process begins with questions. What is the program and the intent? What is the aspiration? A thorough analysis informs these conversations of the site – the property, the neighboring community, and the client’s specific needs and aspirations. The resulting architecture combines these imperatives with materials, technology, craftsmanship, and form.
Creating enduring environments designed responsibly has been the hallmark of the firm’s design culture, relying on sustainable strategies, creating flexible series of highly usable enclosed and open spaces, and collapsing the boundary between interior and exterior.