We are pleased to announce that a book has been published to commemorate 30 years of design excellence at Development One, Inc. To view an electronic version of the book please click the cover below.
Development One, Inc. is an architecture and project management firm based in Orange County, California. The firm specializes in the design of critical facilities, with a focus on aerospace, aviation, and defense. Our design and operational philosophy is based on a set of Core Values that guide all of the firm’s efforts:
As a design firm catering to a number of technologically advanced clients, it is of the utmost importance for Development One to be a forward-thinking firm. We strive to think outside of the box when faced with new design challenges, and we have a well-established track record for being on the forefront of incorporating new technology into our practice.
At first look, this core value of being “purpose driven” may seem redundant to the value of being “mission driven.” There is, however, a subtle, yet important difference. Given the firm’s project portfolio, Development One offers its employees an experience that may be absent or diminished at other firms. For example, working at a firm that cranks out retail shells, or “cookie cutter” residential developments, while not without reward, may not compel the same level of pride as working on a major facility for NASA.
In the grand scheme of what NASA accomplishes as an agency, Development One’s contribution to their efforts is the tiniest of specks... or perhaps more appropriately, the tiniest star in an enormous galaxy. However, that spec (or star) is an important one. Through the design of facilities and infrastructure, Development One does contribute to the success of NASA’s efforts, and this is something that the firm is extremely proud of. It’s what makes us excited to get out of bed every day and head to work. This is the definition of “Purpose Driven.”