Supporting the Environment, Community, & Church

John W. Thompson, Architect, P.A. is an architectural firm in Southport, NC, licensed as a professional corporation.

As founder and principal architect, John works with each client from the beginning to end, including meetings, field work and construction administration. He is active in and responsible for every aspect of each project.  In its 30-year history, the firm has provided architectural services to a variety of clients across the state from Montreat in the mountains, Southern Pines and Elon College in the Piedmont, to the coastal plains region and beach communities.

John Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, received the professional degree in architecture from NC State, and is registered as an architect in North. After apprenticing and partnering with other architects in the region, he founded the firm, John W. Thompson, Architect, P.A. in Southport, which he has operated as President since 1985.

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years in business in Brunswick County, NC
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projects completed from the Piedmont to the coast
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projects completed from the Piedmont to the coast

Our Mission

We respect and preserve the natural environment by designing projects that are site specific, energy-efficient, and sustainable in materials and methods. We seek LEED certification for projects and work on projects that have a beneficial impact on the community at large. As well as community centers, educational buildings, and affordable housing developments, we have an interest in church design. John has a significant background in church architecture, design, and construction. Churches are centers for community activity and humanitarian operations, aiding both the physical and spiritual needs of local people. We help churches continue this ancient tradition through careful and creative design.



The One Percent

  • Through this organization, we have pledged to offer at least 1% of our time per year (20 hours per person) pro bono to non-profits. Feel free to learn more about the mission and goals at The One Percent website.

Cape Fear Green Building

  • The mission of this organization is to promote environmentally friendly building practices.

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