Architectural Design

NorthStar is a unique combination of highly talented design and technical professionals that share a common goal for finding collaborative, creative and innovative design strategies to fit the needs of the clients we serve. Why do so many of our clients return to our firm? We have earned a reputation for personal attention for each project that benefits all the stakeholders and provides a long lasting sustainable design solution.
Our team leaders have over 75+ years of architectural experience. This ...

Civil Design

NorthStar has been providing civil design services revolving around providing much needed basic infrastructure for new construction or re-development. These engineering services to governmental agencies, land developers, business owners, and private individuals since the inception of the firm.  Civil Design covers such a broad range of differing projects that engineers practicing in this field at NorthStar, through varied experience, are often able to assess the bigger picture and ultimately provide better service than narrowly focused engineering firms.
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Water Resources

NorthStar’s staff includes two of the industry leaders in OWTS (septic system) design.  Their knowledge gives them the ability to create the most efficient and economical system for any given situation.  If you are in need of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment (Septic) System or need your current system updated or repaired contact Mark Adams or Nick Weigel.

NorthStar also employs three Qualified SWPPP Developers.  The SWPPP developers create a plan to ensure that project sites do not contribute to ...


In 2009, NorthStar purchased a biological resources consulting firm to complement the company’s multi-disciplinary approach for taking projects from conception through construction. Since that time, the Environmental Division has expanded to become a full service environmental planning and consulting department that provides a range of services including: site planning and opportunities and constraints analysis, CEQA and NEPA documentation, biological resources assessments,  botanical surveys, wetland delineations, regulatory permitting services, stormwater pollution prevention, and construction monitoring.
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Building Engineering

NorthStar provides essential engineering services for new construction, remodels, and additions. Our engineering professionals have a broad range of experience with an array of solutions and project management for buildings and other structures.  NorthStar’s collaborative environment allows our architects and engineers to work together directly to best meet our clients’ needs.  For projects that do not require architectural services we can provide plans and engineering for those projects as well.
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Industrial, Commercial, Healthcare, Civic, Agricultural, ...


NorthStar has been a leading provider of land surveying services in northern California since 1983.  NorthStar’s land surveying team is led by three licensed professional land surveyors.  With over 100 years of total combined experience this team of professionals has extensive experience in most areas of land surveying and land development.
Professional Services Include:

Boundary Surveys
Rights of Way Surveying
Subdivision Mapping
Lot Line Adjustments and Parcel Mergers
 ALTA Surveys
Legal Description Preparation
Dam Deflection and Deformation Monitoring
Construction ...