About the Founder

ORO, meaning ‘gold’ in Spanish, is the inspiration of founder and executive publisher Gordon Goff, who established the publishing house on a principle of lovingly building hand crafted books which exude creativity and employ the highest standards of quality in an effort to express a deeper perspective and reveal the soul of design.

Goff began his career in publishing in the mid 1980’s in Singapore where he launched Palace Press International with his younger brother Raoul, which over a period of over two decades, grew into a very successful book production and high quality illustrated book packaging house developing, producing and printing thousands of titles for the likes of Penguin Studio, Harper Collins, Random House, Chronicle Books, Rizzoli, Thames and Hudson, Callaway Arts and Entertainment and many more. Working from this international platform the Goff brothers later launched Mandala Publishing and Insight Editions both of which have gone on to become top tier publishing houses in their respective fields.



Officially launched in 2006, ORO Editions quickly became an award winning and internationally recognized publishing firm, producing bespoke publications featuring the work of global design practices, master architects and a wide range of  landscape and urban design professionals. Over the last 12 years ORO has designed and published over 400+ distinct titles, emerging as a global leader in the publication of design and applied research based academic publications.
ORO’s editorial and design team is founded on the concept of close collaboration with authors operating under a unique approach to create printed works of lasting value while providing hands on customer service through the design and production of each publication, insuring that each book accurately reflects the creative vision of the author while offering the highest quality craftsmanship in the book making process.

ORO Editions editorial platform is concentrated on design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, and photography fueling the growing dialogue on inventive built environments and sustainable private and public space through bold visual presentation. ORO editions and its sister imprints,  Applied Research and Design Publishing and Goff Books are part of an integrated group of publishing imprints designed to address all facets of the publishing marketplace.

San Francisco

31 Commercial Blvd. Suite F
Novato, CA 94949
t 1.415.883.3300
f 1.415.883.3309

Los Angeles

ORO LA Office
5520 Palos Verdes Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
t: 1.310.318.5186


180 Chemin Danis
Grenville PQ, J0V 1B0
Quebec, Canada
t 1.415.233.1944


2 Venture Dr.
#11-15 Vision Exchange
Singapore 608526
t 65.66.2206


Room 15E, Building 7, 
Ying Jun Nian Hua Garden,
Dan Zhu Tou, Shenhui Road, Buji, Longgang district,
Shenzhen, China 518114w
t 86.1372.4392.704

Buenos Aires

Juramento 3115
Buenos Aires C1428DOC
t 54.911.6861.2543

© 2023 ORO Editions. All Rights Reserved. Designed by Organ Creative

© 2021 ORO Editions.
All Rights Reserved. Designed by Organ Creative

© 2021 ORO Editions. All Rights Reserved. Designed by Organ Creative

© 2021 ORO Editions. All Rights Reserved. Designed by Organ Creative

© 2021 ORO Editions. All Rights Reserved. Designed by Organ Creative

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