Rachel Thompson, AIA


As a Partner at Northworks, Rachel’s background is built in a deep knowledge of modern and sustainable building practices. ​​Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Miami University, with a focus on Art & Architectural History, and was awarded for her work on the design-build of a women’s marketplace in Ghana, Africa.

She is LEED AP, BD+C accredited, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is a NCARB licensed architect in Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. Her career began with a focus on community and sustainability in design, as she spent nearly 10 years at an environmentally focused design firm in Chicago. During that time, she expanded her passion for residential design as a regular contributor to the online shelter magazine, Apartment Therapy.

Rachel was drawn to Northworks in 2013 for the diversity of projects in the firm’s portfolio and the fresh outlook and detailed approach to the design process. Since joining the team, she helped establish our Philadelphia studio, and has contributed greatly to Northworks projects nationwide from our Tributary project in Idaho to private residences in Joshua Tree, Lake Tahoe, New York, the Bahamas and beyond. Her design experience transcends all styles and she takes great pride in working with clients closely to represent their intentions throughout the design process.

Outside of her architectural endeavors, Rachel loves to spend time with her family, travel and expand her creativity in learning to play the piano.

Projects Rachel has collaborated on

Winnetka, Illinois

North Shore Traditional

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North Shore Colonial Residence Exterior

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Main Line Renovation

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Great Falls, Virginia

Millwood Residence

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Driggs, Idaho

Tributary Resort

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Jackson, Wyoming

East Jackson Homestead

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East Jackson Homestead Full Rear Exterior

Joshua Tree, California

Desert Retreat

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