About Thorburn Associates

Provide clients with quality acoustical consulting, technology system engineering, and lighting design services at a fair value.

Company Overview

At Thorburn Associates, we are professionals who work hard to provide quality, innovative designs to our clients. TA is a full service Acoustical Consulting, Technology Engineering, and Lighting Design firm. Founded in 1992 by principals who have consulted on and managed more than 3000 projects, we understand that our client’s satisfaction is key to our success. We provide a full range of services which allow the client, architect, or end-user a single point of contact during design and construction.

At TA we are both sensologists and technologists: Acoustic and lighting designs affect the senses and how someone feels within a space; Audiovisual, structured cabling, and security designs are technology-oriented and require attention to detail as well as current knowledge of the industry and where it is headed.

Our team is approachable and accessible, including our principals who are highly involved with all projects. We think holistically about our projects recommending cost effective, functional, and durable solutions.

TA is an independent consulting firm—not associated with the sale of any specific brand-offering unbiased designs to improve communication and fully realize the functionality of all projects. Our staff frequently attends industry events to exchange knowledge with their peers as well as present technical seminars to increase the knowledge base within the industry.

Quality Designs Since 1992

Thorburn Associates, Inc. is a design and engineering company founded in 1992 by Lisa A. Thorburn and Steven J. Thorburn to provide architectural clients both acoustical consulting and audiovisual system engineering from one firm.

By 1995, TA had more than tripled in size and moved from its original offices on Hillcrest Avenue to an office in Castro Valley, California.

In the Fall of 2001, TA moved again to larger offices in Castro Valley. We now employ a staff of engineers, designers, drafters, technical assistants and support staff with offices in Los Angeles, CA, Orlando, FL, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

With the expansion of services to include growing technologies and lighting design in addition to top quality support our continued growth is assured. The firm’s success is rooted in our belief of close cooperation and adherence to the highest professional ideals.

We have been recognized as one of the leading firms in the industry and our projects have received multiple awards.