Kristi Thompson

Kristi Thompson
Kristi and Ebony
Principal, Vice President and COO

Education: 5 year Bachelor of Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 1992

Registrations: California Architect 1995, Nevada Architect 2005, Idaho Architect 2019, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 2004.

Experience: since 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area and since 2000 in the Truckee-Tahoe area.

Ms. Thompson's responsibilities as Vice President and COO of MWA, inc. include Principal-in-Charge of design, operations, quality control, standards, scheduling, marketing, and project management.

Ms. Thompson has been with MWA, inc. since 2000 and principal since 2008 and has served as project manager and/or chief designer for many projects including:
- Numerous custom residences in Martis Camp, Lahontan, Northstar, Old Greenwood, Tahoe Donner, and the greater Truckee area.
- The Rock commercial mixed-use project, Truckee.
- Phoenix Executive Building, LEED Silver, Soaring Way, Truckee.
- Ski Run Center commercial development in South Lake Tahoe.

Ms. Thompson's talent and diversity of style has been recognized by winning the top award in the Tahoe Quarterly's 4th Annual Mountain Home Awards in 2007 for a mountain-modern residence at Northstar-at-Tahoe. The same home also won the gold award for The Best Home of the Year in the May 2006 issue of Electronic House. The 2016 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards recognized her Lakefront design 'Tahizzle' for its stunning and unique combination of modern and Tahoe style. A Martis Camp family home she designed won the 2013 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Award for "Legacy Home". In 2011 her 'alps-style' design in Martis Camp won Merit:Unique Vision award. Her efforts associated with the redevelopment of the Ski Run Center in South Lake Tahoe were rewarded with a TRPA Best in Basin Award. The 2015 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Awards awarded her "Eco Estate" design, the Eco-Friendly Award. In 2004 she won another Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Award for a Truckee residence, and in 2008 the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyle Awards gave her the Best Large Home Theater Overall award for a home she designed in Lahontan. The fall 2006 issue of Diablo Magazine featured Thompson's Casa-California style design of a residence in Orinda, CA for its involvement in the Artful Living Home Tour.

As a member of CATT (Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe), Ms. Thompson serves on the Local Government Affairs Committee (LGAC) and is the Chair of the Affordable Housing Solutions Committee. For six years Ms. Thompson served on the Design Review Board for the Glenshire/Devonshire HOA. She is a founding member of the Queen of Hearts philanthropic organization and also spends time in the community advocating for open space and sensible development. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, visiting her two adult children, skiing, hiking, playing the violin, reading, gardening, cooking, and traveling.


Incline Village-01
Martis Camp-87
Incline Village-01
A Home for Generations
Martis Camp-87
Curve Appeal
Schaffer's Mill-168
Lake Tahoe-01
Schaffer's Mill-168
Modern on a Budget
Lake Tahoe-01
Tahizzle
Martis Camp-63: Main House
Whitethorn Ranch
Martis Camp-63: Main House
Outside In
Whitethorn Ranch
Sonora - Strawberry Riverfront
Truckee-03
Carnelian Bay-01
Truckee-03
Sustainable Mountain Ranch
Carnelian Bay-01
Truckee-08
Truckee-Phoenix Executive Building
Truckee-08
Modern Retreat
Truckee-Phoenix Executive Building
Truckee's first LEED certified professional offices
Big Springs at Northstar-10
Martis Camp-190
Big Springs at Northstar-10
The Original Mountain Modern
Martis Camp-190
All in the Family
Alpine Meadows-21
Martis Camp-63: Casita
Alpine Meadows-21
Martis Camp-63: Casita
Green roofed guest house
South Lake Tahoe-Ski Run Center
Truckee-The Rock
South Lake Tahoe-Ski Run Center
TRPA Best in the Basin award recipient
Truckee-The Rock
Award winning commercial mixed-use project
Martis Camp-148
Big Springs at Northstar-100
Martis Camp-148
Big Springs at Northstar-100
"A house that not only met, but greatly exceeded my expectations"
Fair Oaks - American River
Lahontan-178
Fair Oaks - American River
Lahontan-178
Martis Camp-29
Orinda Residence - Casa California
Martis Camp-29
Bringing the Alps Home
Orinda Residence - Casa California
Casa California
Truckee-02
Truckee-01
Truckee-02
Alder Creekside Hideaway
Truckee-01
Outdoor Spaces
Lahontan-473
Northstar-305
Lahontan-473
Northstar-305
Quaint and Cozy
El Dorado Barn
Truckee-05
El Dorado Barn
Sustainable and stylistic upgrade
Truckee-05
Natural light and street presence
Truckee-06
Truckee-07
Truckee-06
Major update
Truckee-07
Natural light and new deck
El Dorado Hills Residence
Schaffer's Mill-202
El Dorado Hills Residence
Schaffer's Mill-202


Kurt Reinkens & Kristi Thompson - Principal Architects
Donavan Rae, PE - Principal Engineer
Eli Meyer - Principal Project Manager
11165 Brockway Road - Truckee, California 96161
PO Box 45249 - Boise, Idaho 83711
Truckee 530.587.6257 - Boise 208.473.2581 - fax 530-587-0761
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