NorthStar Employee

Tonia Hanson

Title: Architectural Drafter

Tonia has progressed from interior/exterior finish specifications to architectural project management in her 28 year career.  Her emphasis has been in commercial projects and residential subdivisions.  AutoCAD and Revit are Tonia’s tools in creating an outlet for her passion to design solutions that work for our NorthStar clients.  Having completed many intensive CASp courses, she is inspired to design accessible solutions without sacrificing creativity.  Tonia brings a wealth of management experience, ranging from small remodels to multi-million dollar projects.  Completing her doctorate in law gives Tonia a unique ability to provide NorthStar clients with an extra level of understanding of what is needed and expected in today’s architectural world.

Designing solutions is at the forefront of Tonia’s approach to architecture.  She has instilled this philosophy in her approach to all of her client’s projects, including:


In Motion Fitness- Chico, CA Project Manager
Skyway Orthopedic- Chico, CA Interior/Exterior Finishes- Specifier
Sierra Nevada Brewery- Mills River, NC Project Manager, Interior/Exterior Finishes-Specifier
Chico Area Recreation District

  • Lakeside Pavilion Remodel- Chico, CA
Project Manager

Outside of work and family, Tonia donates much of her free time to provide dog training and foster care to many area dog rescue organizations.  In addition, she assists in providing architectural help to the local Boys & Girls Club.