Who We Are

Our Mission

We exist to develop people who enhance our communities.

NorthStar is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm specializing in architecture, engineering, surveying, planning, and environmental services. We exist to develop people who enhance our communities. We believe that as the people of NorthStar develop, there is a natural progression to higher levels of performance and professionalism of our team members.

NorthStar is a values-based company with a teamcentric approach to every project. We are always learning and seeking a better way to do our jobs and meet the needs of our clients. More than just consultants, we are partners with our clients, agencies, and the communities we serve. We believe in taking ownership of our work, performance, and the success of all our endeavors.

Operating in Chico, California since 1983, we constantly strive to enrich our team culture, build quality relationships, and provide responsible service.


Chico is known as a welcoming town that values a comfortable quality of life and maintains a special sense of community and small-town living as it has developed into a vibrant regional center for business, recreation and cultural activities. 

Bidwell Park one of the largest urban parks in the nation with 3,670 acres to explore. It is the focal point of Chico’s park system and offers numerous trails for biking, hiking and educational use.

Chico is also a energetic college town. From the CSU, Chico campus to the charming historic downtown, Chico is a place Chico State Wildcats and Butte College Roadrunners have come to love. The city is also home of the Sierra Nevada Brewery!