I’ve always wanted to be an architect,

but I’m not a typical architect.

When I was a kid, I loved Legos and drawing. I was introduced to the world of architecture in the fifth grade, and BOOM! I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I studied architecture at Kent State, and graduated with a bachelor’s in architecture in 2001.

Then I moved to Arizona in search of the sun. Here, I worked for several architectural firms where I learned not only the art of architecture, but also the kind of architect wanted to be. I want to give clients the best I have to offer.

My dream of owning my own firm became a reality in 2016. Yes, I’m a 100% woman-owned firm!

Now, I help my clients achieve their end goals, and I get to improve the built environment with a higher purpose. I work hard for clients, am sincere in my enthusiasm, fight for clients if needed, and never give excuses, only solutions.

One more thing. Strong, independent women who forge professional paths and break glass ceilings inspire me. It surprises me that 50% of university architectural graduates are women, but only 20% of licensed architects are female. There’s something wrong with this picture. I intend to inspire female architectural students to pursue their dreams—break barriers, rewrite the rules, and create a lifestyle that is rewarding and, well, bad-ass!

There you have it. Oh, and when I’m not thinking about your project, I’m reading, crafting, or living the dream as a wife and mother.

Welcome to bad-ass architecture.

I quickly realized I was among the few female licensed architects. Twenty-percent to be exact.

Nicole knows Arizona architecture.
Hear it from our clients…

“Nicole was very knowledgeable of the current regulations and guidelines associated with architecture design in the state of Arizona and she was willing to confront other professionals in that regard if contradicted. Nicole’s leadership and forward moving thinking allows her to standout as the head architect in any role that she deems appropriate.” Dr. Gene J. Couturier, DC, owner Stor-AZona, LLC

“As (Nicole and I) worked together, I felt that Nicole was truly interested in my thoughts and understood my ideas and valued me as a client. I would highly recommend Nicole Posten-Thompson to any of my business associates and friends. Nicole possesses a great talent as well as listening to her client’s needs for running a business comfortably now and for the potential of growth in the future.” Paula Norris, Owner, Norris Air


State of Arizona Registered Architect No. 48511 NCARB File No. 65971 Bachelor of Architecture, 2001: Kent State University, Ohio