Commonwealth Architects
“Not only have I learned a lot about architecture and design in the last 40 years, but I’ve also learned how spaces we design can influence communities and foster innovation or creativity between groups of people.”

Fred M. Thompson


With over 38 years of experience, Fred provides Commonwealth Architects with strong, design-based leadership. He is a skilled team leader, with effective, efficient communication skills, and a focus on results. His early, professional experience as an owner’s representative has given him a respect for and ability to grasp the client’s specific needs, and to deliver solutions that are consistent with those needs.


American Institute of Architects: James River Chapter AIA – Past Director; Virginia Society AIA – Past Chairman

Rotary International: Rotary Club of Innsbrook: Founding Charter Member (1989); Club President (1994 – 1995); District Conference Chair (2001); 20th Anniversary Chair; The White House Champion of Change (2012)


Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1975

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, coursework in: Clubhouse Planning (2005), Community Master Planning (2008)

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