Thompson + Pollari

Lynette Pollari, AIA, NCARB

Partner and Managing Principal | Thompson + Pollari, Inc.

Professional and
Community Affiliations

Valley Forward

University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis Alumni

Cal Berkeley Alumni (CALA)

Arizona Vision Weavers

ASU University Club

Desert Botanical Gardens


Instructor / Speaker

Guest Faculty, 1997 and 2002
ASU College of Education, Educational Facilities Design Doctoral program

Guest Critic, 1997-98
ASU Department of Architecture

Vision Weavers lecture series,
August 1997

“Re–imaging the Desert Classroom”

AIA National Convention, Fall 1996
Guest speaker for panel entitled
“Green, Greener, Greenest”

Adjunct Professor, 1986–93
University of Minnesota,
Department of Architecture

Lynette Pollari’s seasoned leadership supports the studio’s well known commitment to smart, sustainable design, and its reputation for working effectively within the context of community and environment. Together, the principals approach each project with a strong foundation in planning and programming. Ms Pollari brings her resourcefulness and creative energies to a broad range of projects in planning, architectural design and project management, with a special emphasis on historically appropriate building renovation and rehabilitation.

Prior to forming Thompson + Pollari (T+P) in 1997 with her partner Stephen Thompson, Pollari held staff positions with prominent architecture firms in San Antonio, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis. In 1993/1994, she earned a Masters’ Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on sustainable design and community planning.


Masters of Architecture, 1994, University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Architecture, 1980, University of Minnesota


Arizona | New Mexico | Minnesota | California
NCARB certified