Asheville Based Architect And Home Builder

Located in Asheville, ASSEMBLY ARCHITECTURE + BUILD is a small forward-thinking group of designers, architects, and builders advocating for and delivering on a smarter built environment. Our philosophy is simple: design and build beautiful and affordable green homes, keep the process simple and fun, and have clear communication with a high level of collaboration throughout the process.

Founded by Ross Smith, ASSEMBLY ARCHITECTURE + BUILD was created to streamline the project delivery process by combining architecture and construction into one office. This unique combination enables us to DESIGN homes based on values of energy-efficiency, site-specificity, and client needs, while BUILDING homes based on resource stewardship, quality, and affordability. Removing the conventional professional barrier between Owner-Architect-Contractor makes us a unique company with a fast response time and affordable rates.

We are constantly striving to create better homes, which keeps us at the cutting edge of technology and building techniques. It is our belief that with architecture and building comes great responsibility; it’s an opportunity to shape the built world around us in ways that are both ethical and elevating.



Ross grew up between Washington DC and Guatemala City where his dad ran a renewable energy non-profit with a focus on wind and solar energy. Ross received his degree in architecture from Yale University where he graduated with an award in design excellence. He is both a licensed architect and contractor and founder of ASSEMBLY ARCHITECTURE + BUILD

Ross, principal in charge of project design and construction management


Anna is a native North Carolinian who graduated from the School for International Training in Vermont with a Masters in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management. She has an amazing eye for detail and a wealth of information about materials. She can source absolutely any tile, fixture, or product used in building.

Anna, principal in charge of material selection, communication, and internal administration.


Brett grew up on the shores of the Outer Banks making the trek to Western NC to attend Warren Wilson College where he graduated with a degree in the arts. He is project lead for carpentry with a large skill base and excellent communication. Brett is both an excellent framer and finish carpenter!

Brett is lead carpenter with the skills to bring a complex design to life effortlessly.