Philosophy:

Compton Design Office was founded with the recognition that many of the traditional roles of architects and architecture have fundamentally changed.  The rapid expansion of information, virtual social and professional structures, building technologies and processes, and the imperative response to the environment and sustainable systems, have all opened up new ways of looking at team building and creating.  We see these new factors as an opportunity to be nimble and deliver a higher level of design and problem solving in a succinct fashion. 


We believe:       

  • There are no structural limits on creativity.  It is important to always think big in order to help our clients be successful...
  • Authenticity really matters...
  • True collaboration and integrated design/delivery is necessary in today's world of complexity and specialization...
  • We must keep one eye on the horizon, looking at least 15 years out, in order to stay ahead of change without limiting what we do today...
  • Using data wisely and strategically to challenge and support qualitative ideas is fundamental in understanding, analyzing and designing the best solutions..
  • Speed and adaptability are necessary for a competitive advantage...
  • Sustainability translates into designing and building for longevity and flexibility to accommodate different futures.


Approach:

As strategic designers we are future-oriented, big-picture thinkers.  It is our goal to aid our clients in increasing innovation and competitive qualities to enhance their enterprise.  We focus concentrated teams with highly diverse skill sets in ways that are customized for the unique aspects of any given challenge.  These “creative teams” yield a wide ranging, yet complimentary set of talents enabling us to identify and solve complex design problems thoughtfully, yet quickly.  We enjoy innovating by distilling the constraints and untapped opportunities particular to every project down to a handful of elements that define the essence of the problem.  Working side-by-side with our clients and extended team, we strive to further define the nature of these elements; and together create a clear, inspiring vision and a holistic strategy to navigate through design and construction.  It is in our DNA to solve the puzzle and provide a solution that embodies our client’s goals beyond what they imagined.