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

UCSB Business Accelerator
UCSB Business Accelerator
We're starting construction on another project at UCSB.  This one will create a space intended to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial creativity as it transitions to a real world launch.  The tech spinoffs generated by the campus's Technology Management Program is in an ideal location on the first floor of the Mosher Alumni House, treading a fine line with reality at this embryonic stage- just as the startups have to do.
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.