HISTORY OF INVENTURE DESIGN

Inventure Design celebrates its 20th Anniversary

The team expands into a studio of 27, including additional Principals- Michael Kopecky and Raymond Romero. Today, Inventure Design can boast an 87% return rate on clientele, which includes 10 of Houston’s top 100 financially ranked companies.

2017

Firm expands offices into the Dallas, TX and Tulsa, OK markets

Inventure Design's success creates a need to open offices in Dallas, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma to continue establishing itself in the industry as the ‘go-to’ interior design firm in the region.

Regional Expansion 2016

PURCHASES BUILDING, RENOVATES AND RELOCATES INTO NEW CORPORATE OFFICE SPACE

Inventure Design purchases and renovates 3118 Richmond Avenue, an original Gerald Hines office building. Relocates its Corporate Office.

New Office photo 2013

FIRM NAME CHANGES TO INVENTURE DESIGN AND DISSOLVES FROM FKP

In 2009, OHA re-launched as Inventure Design, complete with a new brand identity and an infusion of enthusiasm. Inventure Design retained all of OHA’s associates and continued to add talent to their high-profile team.

Inventure is Born 2009

JOINT VENTURE WITH FKP AND FIRM NAME CHANGES TO O’NEILL HILL & ASSOCIATES

The firm’s continued success has led to a joint venture/merger with the interiors department of FKP Architects. With this merger, the firm changes its name to O’Neill Hill and Associates (OHA).

Award winning team 2005

Firm Name Changes to O'Neill & Associates

Firm name changed to O'Neill & Associates and within a year the firm had grown to 18 employees and begins working outside of Houston on the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital with Smith Group Architects.

Old office photo 2003

First Healthcare Design Award

In 2002, the firm was presented with the Business Week/Architectural Record “Architecture is Good Business” Design Award for their work on the TCH project, the first awarded to a healthcare project. Though corporate interiors still represented 90% of their work, the TCH success led to a project with M.D. Anderson’s Cancer Center. As a result, the size of the firm and the amount of work continued to grow.

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1999

Changes firm name to Facilities Design International

In 1998, the firm opened a new office designed by its three employees, functioning as a showcase to their talents. That same year, a relationship was established with FKP Architects. The two firms began working on Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), leading the previously corporate focused firm into healthcare design.

Facilities Design International 1998

JAMES W. O’NEILL FORMS ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS

The first firm established, which would eventually become Inventure Design, was founded on April 1, 1997. Principal Jim O’Neill created a company to offer interior architecture and design services with the skills of a large, well-established firm while maintaining personalized attention. Utilizing knowledge gained from years of association with larger firms, the new company would offer cutting edge innovation with direct focus on attention to detail.

Jim O'Neill back in the days 1997