At TA we are committed to making your project a success. Thorburn Associates has been recognized as one of the leading firms in the industry. Projects our principals have designed have received multiple awards from the International Communications Industry Association/InfoCOMM and the Themed Entertainment Association.

Why hire TA?

we are creative

We hire creative, experienced people to provide clients with innovative, cost-effective designs.

We design comprehensive solutions

We create complete Technology System Design packages requiring minimal clarification during the construction phase. Standard details include equipment lists with catalog cut sheets, estimated probable cost, front and rear rack elevations, schematic drawings, and cable run lists. Information is produced using a relational database linked directly to AutoCAD via drawing attributes. This level of detail allows for true competitive bidding from installation contractors.

We are well rounded

We are active in multiple industries, applying ideas and solutions from one industry to the next.

We have the experience

Our principals take an active role throughout all projects.

Commitment to Excellence

direct communication

We are always accessible to you, our client. All communication with our staff can be conducted via face to face meetings, video conference, phone, voice mail or email.

quality control

We frequently develop and improve in-house procedures to insure the quality of our work such as custom computer programs to improve efficiency and provide quality control for redundant calculations.

continuing education

We stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. Our staff attend industry events to exchange knowledge with their peers as well as present technical seminars to increase the knowledge base within the industry.


We utilize the latest automated equipment, such as the most current version of AutoCAD with relational database overlays to produce design documents and provide a quality service in a cost effective manner.


Thorburn Associates is pleased to have been recognized and received the following awards:

  • 2011 Inc. 500|5000 List
  • 2011 ICIA/InfoCOMM Educator of the Year
  • 1996-97 ICIA Excellence in the Communications Industry, Professional Education & Training Committee, Achievement Award

In addition, the following projects, designed and managed by TA principals, have been recognized and received the following awards:

  • AIA Nevada Design Awards: Merit Award, 2003, The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain
  • AIA Winner of Architecture and Excellence Award, 2007, Plaza Apartments
  • Building of America Award, 2007, Mountain View Senior Center
  • DBIA: National Award of Merit, 2017, Lenovo – Project Oasis
  • National Electrical Contractors Association: Project Excellence Award, 2007, Washington Manor Park Aquatic Center
  • ICIA: First Place Systems and Facilities Design, 1991, CSA Audiovisual Presentation Studio
  • ICIA: Award for Systems and Facilities Design, 1990, City of Fremont Council Chambers Audiovisual Upgrade
  • Northern California Region’s Most Important New Construction/Renovation, 2007, San Francisco GSA Federal Office Building
  • TEA: THEA Outstanding Achievement Award 2002, Tomb Raider: The Ride, Paramount’s Kings Island, Cincinnati
  • TEA: THEA Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000, Columbus Center of Science and Technology (COSI), audio, video and control system engineering services and acoustical design
  • TEA: THEA Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000, Universal Studios “Islands of Adventure”
  • TEA: THEA Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000, Universal Studios “Amazing Adventures of Spiderman”