About us

Our staff includes two registered architects, three designers, and one full time permit expeditor.

We are committed to incorporating environmentally sensitive and sustainable design principles throughout our work and believe in creating buildings that are timeless in design and durable in construction.

Each of our projects, whether set in the heart of an urban center or a rugged, rural landscape, reflects the special character of its setting. Our artistic vision, technical skill and attention to detail have been the foundation of our firm since the beginning.

John N. Thompsen, AIA

John is a licensed architect and Principal at NC Architects. After working for architecture firms throughout California, he started the firm in 2015.

John has focused his career on sustainable design and green architecture, including LEED Platinum-rated projects. As both a preservationist and modernist, he brings a diverse design rigor to the wide ranging styles of the firm’s work.