We Are

a Team of architects, engineers, & Interior designers

AAr/Thompson Designers, Inc. is a team of architects, engineers, CAD designers, comptroller, and administrative staff with design centers in Arizona and Illinois. Working together, we have provided our clients with optimal designs for 46 years.




Our technical staff has many years of experience in their particular field. Each member of our team utilizes the latest state-of-the-art computer programs to provide a modern, efficient product.




Specialized expertise that relates directly to your project and work scope includes:

                    William R. Thompson(middle)

Michael Porter LEED(left)     Matt Thompson LEED(right)
Vice President-Productions      Vice President-Design



  • Design Awards/Recognition – Hertenstein Residence Achievement
  • Quality Specification 1981 – Vadalabene Center – SIUE, IL Speakers Bureau – Illinois Natural Energy Resources – Springfield, IL
  • Professional Speaker – Illinois & Missouri Roof Construction and Repair Seminar
  • Guest Speaker Solar Energy Seminar – Bethalto, IL
  • Professional Testimony in Forensic Investigation of Catastrophic Failures – Illinois & Missouri Courts
  • Invitation – Service Associate of Illinois Association of School Boards
  • Special Accreditation as Asbestos P.M. – Georgia Tech University
  • Certification in Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings – University of Wisconsin
  • AIA First Place Architectural Award – Edwardsville, IL Public Library



  • American Institute of Architects


  • Structural Engineers Association of Arizona


  • American Society Civil Engineers


  • Illinois Society of Professional Engineers


  • American Concrete Institute


  • Construction Specifications Institute


  • National Society of Professional Engineers


  • Structural Engineers Association of Illinois


  • Society of American Military Engineers


  • U.S. Green Building Council


  • Association of Licensed Architects


  • Chambers of Commerce


  • Central Arizona Regional Economic Devlp. Foundation





  • Arizona Registered Structural Engineer
  • Arizona Registered Professional Engineer
  • Arizona Registered Architect
  • NCARB Certified (National) Architectural Board
  • NCEES Certified (National) Engineering Board
  • Architect Registrations in: Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico
  • Professional Engineer Registrations in: Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada
  • Structural Engineer Registrations in: Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada
  • LEED Accredited



  • 46 Years Continual Practice in Architecture, Professional Engineering & Structural Engineering.
  • Long Span Structures, HS20 Bridge Design
  • Universities, Colleges, K-12 Public schools
  • Industrial, Manufacturing, High Rise Commercial Designs
  • Prisons and Mental Health Institutional Structures
  • Business, Office, Hi-Tech Design Centers, Warehouses
  • Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Affordable Housing
  • Churches, Family Life Centers, Parochial Schools (Nation-wide)