Inventure Design

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Inventure Design is unlike any other firm in Houston. We create building architecture and interior spaces that are harmonious and beautiful and convert our clients into collaborators, willing to understand the power of technology to make our lives better without lowering the power of people to do great things. This balance between technology & people are reflected in the spaces we create.

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Design Teams

JAMES W. O’NEILL, AIA

Founding Principal

As founding principal, Jim O’Neill set out in 1997 to create a firm that would distinguish itself in three ways. First, it would offer the design creativity of a very large organization—but without the bulk. Second, the new firm would elevate client service and include clients as vital members of the project team. Third, Principals of the firm would be actively involved in every project – day in, day out.

Jim believes in collaboration and the power of strategic alliances. This allows Inventure to work with some of the best architecture firms in the country. To keep Inventure Design on the leading edge of the profession, Jim focuses on the power of technology and dedicates firm resources to encouraging team development through this technology.

RAYMOND A. ROMERO, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

With over 20 years experience, Raymond utilizes his vast knowledge of the industry to establish strong relationships and deliver quality project service to produce design solutions that answer the challenges of each client’s culture, budget and function.

Raymond is skilled in management, programming, design, technical information integration, construction documentation and construction administration. He has worked on a diverse range of project types and sizes throughout the U.S. He has successfully delivered projects of various types including commericial interiors
and ground-up, educational, hospitality, religious, civic and retail.

He is an Associate AIA, holds a LEED AP BD+C accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council and is a Rice Design Alliance Member.

CATHERINE BELLSHAW, IIDA, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Catherine Bellshaw, University of Arkansas graduate, has over eight years experience in design.

Achieving a Registered Interior Designer status with a Minor in Business Administration allows her to develop creative spaces while using business acumen to keep the project on time and within budget.

Catherine’s passion lies in programming through design development, but she also focuses on difficult details in construction documentation.

She also specializes in schematic design, marketing and client presentations, material selections, FF&E selections and visualization.

The first five years of her career were spent designing church campuses and assemblies. Catherine is now focusing on designing corporate interior spaces.

She is LEED AP certified, an active member of IIDA and is heavily involved in numerous industry organizations and community initiatives.