Dirk Thelen

Dirk D. Thelen


Dirk Thelen, Principal, assumes the role of Designer and Project Manager supervising architectural design teams on a broad range of project types including custom single-family homes, attached and detached condominiums, multi-family housing, senior apartments, office, retail, medical and corporate tenant improvements. Quiet but direct, he works easily with the clients, collaborators, city planners and government agencies alike.

Dirk’s early training and interest in construction technology informs his understanding of the architectural process from the concept design phase through production of documents to construction. At the same time, he is recognized as much for his inventive design solutions as for their ‘buildability'. His projects express not only his thorough understanding of his clients’ requirements, but also his appreciation of contemporary architecture and the vernacular regional architecture of southern California.


Bachelor of Architecture
SCI-ARC Southern California Institute of Architecture

Landscape Architecture
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Associates of Science Degree, Architecture/Construction Technology
Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI


Henry Ford Honors Society