AIA Fellowship
AIA Fellowship

Dennis Thompson has been elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects.  This is the AIA's highest membership honor, awarded for "exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society".  Approximately 3% of the AIA's 88,000+ members have received this distinction, which is based on rigorous judging by previous Fellows.

Dennis, founding principal of Thompson Naylor Architects, has been a speaker, teacher, and advocate for green building and sustainable design in our region since the 1970's.  He has been a participant in and leader of organizations such as the Community Environmental Council, The Sustainability Project, the Green Building Alliance, Santa Barbara Architecture 2030, and the Mesa Architects. 

Dennis received his Fellowship medal at the Investiture Ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, FL on April 28th, 2017

ArchitecTour 2017
ArchitecTour 2017
The theme for the 2017 ArchitecTour is "Living With Water".  We are excited to have two homes on the tour this year; the owners of these beautiful homes recognized the importance of water conservation in our region, and we have responded with creative solutions.  We hope you will be able to join the tour on October 7th.
Hope Ranch Project
Hope Ranch Project

Our latest project under construction is a major remodel of a 1970's Hope Ranch house.  While maintaining much of the structure, Allen Construction is taking it down to the studs for new windows, insulation, electrical, mechanical equipment and finishes.  The new floor plan provides a Master Suite and deck with the best view in the house and improved kitchen, bathrooms, family room and children's bedrooms.

The finished home will have better massing and a more classic Santa Barbara Spanish look, with tile floors, thick wood doors, wrought iron work, and interior design by Shannon Scott.  The owners grew up in Santa Barbara but have lived in the Bay Area, and they are anxious to return to their old/new home early next year!

Hope Ranch Project (before)
Hope Ranch Project  (before)
La Cumbre Country Club Pool Facility Renovation
La Cumbre Country Club Pool Facility Renovation
We are proud to be designing a major remodel for the La Cumbre Country Club pool facility.  The project includes replacing two pools, remodeling the third, enlarging and changing all the pool decking, and building a new pool house and outdoor bar. The new pool house is designed to be sympathetic to the adjacent club house designed originally by George Washington Smith and remodeled over the years. Construction is expected to be complete for the summer of 2017 swim season.