We are an industrial design and manufacturing collaborative based in Richmond, Virginia's historic Manchester area, with an architectural design studio located in Washington, D.C.
Tektonics Design Group
is a full-service design and manufacturing firm.
An Integrated Approach
We offer a wide range of services, from single-source, turn-key fabrication and prototyping solutions to industrial design and product development to traditional architecture and interior design services. The diversity of our experience allows ideas and solutions to cross-pollinate in our design studios. It's an integrated approach that we are proud of.
At Tektonics, we are industrial designers, artists, architects, blacksmiths, sculptors, and tradesmen, dedicated to crafting unique design solutions. Our fluency in traditional processes combined with our experience using advanced technologies means we consistently and efficiently deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and products.
What Drives Us
Our passion for materials, process and craft resonates throughout every project—whether it's producing a small, hand-crafted table, designing and manufacturing specialty hardware for industrial applications, or planning and executing the design of an entire building.
A Complete Solution
As a design firm with an adjacent prototyping and manufacturing space, Tektonics is unique—we can test our ideas just steps away from our offices. This allows us to conceptualize, design, create and then quickly refine prototypes until we achieve a quality design that satisfies client requirements, budget and schedule.
Industrial Design & Product Development
Tektonics Design Group produces a broad range of work including furniture, sculpture, industrial hardware, signage, displays, product prototypes, and specialty architectural elements.
In our Richmond design studio, our CAD-CAM process entails digital solid modeling and advanced machining for rapid prototyping, so we can quickly develop our concepts into products. We test these proofs of concept against real world techniques, budgets, and schedules to ensure realization, and offer light and advanced manufacturing capabilities to help bring the product to market. View our portfolio »
Our passion for design and deep interest in fabrication methods has spawned several product lines of our own.
Our CNC machine shop is capable of large and small runs of machined parts as well as prototypes.
Our full service fabrication shop provides forming, welding, and finishing of metal. Our woodshop gives us the ability to deliver formwork, milling, shaping, and veneering, and create custom cabinetry, casework, and furniture. Combining our advanced manufacturing technologies with traditional craft, our team can produce anything from precision-machined hardware to sculptural works created with a handcrafted touch.
Through a close partnership with OK Foundry, a local family-owned business, we have access to the cost efficiencies of the casting process. We design and build patterns (foundry tooling) and provide machining services to the foundry, which in turn has informed our own product development.
Architecture and Interiors
Tektonics Architecture is a dynamic design studio, offering comprehensive architectural and interior design services for a wide range of clients.
Our work spans from single-service family residential alterations to commercial and retail interiors. Our office is located at The Yards, a new mixed use development between Capitol Hill and the Anacostia River. While focused on the Washington, DC metropolitan area, our practice provides service nationwide.
We see every project as a transformation and our goal is to help realize the potential of a site or space. We do not have a singular design aesthetic; instead we seek a solution to the fundamental question of how to best achieve the transformation. We value the interaction with our clients, and believe that the best design solutions are a result of marrying needs and desires with physical form. Our practice is strengthened by our connection to the other divisions of Tektonics Design Group and we frequently collaborate on elements to enrich our design and provide value for our clients. Learn more »