Odell originated as a solo practitioner founding the firm in 1940. From the beginning, Odell emphasized innovative design, and the firm pioneered in bringing modern architecture to the Carolinas. Through subsequent decades, the organization grew steadily to become one of the leading planning and architectural firms in the nation.
Odell operates from studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, and Houston, Texas, where we enjoy a national and growing international practice. With our focus on design excellence, sustainable design and delivering outstanding customer service, Odell is well prepared to address the challenges of design for the built environment in the 21st century.
Memorable, outstanding designs are the legacy of Odell. Our projects are functional and cost effective and express our strong design vision in response to our clients’ directives. We develop expressive solutions that reflect the local culture of each site and respond to global design and development trends.
Sustainability is embedded into our design process. We have a large percentage of LEED Accredited architects and designers who look for innovative ways to meet the sustainability goals in every project in response today’s expectations for sustainable, energy-efficient buildings that minimize their carbon footprint.
Odell operates from studios in Charlotte, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, Houston, Texas, and Shanghai, China, where we enjoy a national and growing international practice.