Construction Managers

3 Dundee Park Suite B02

Andover, MA 01810


applied Form + Space

applied Form + Space was founded by Jim Thornhill and Luis Lobao, reasserting a longstanding partnership between the principals and their commitment to the art and craft of architectural design and construction management.

With over 40 years of combined professional experience, the principals of aF+S possess a deep knowledge of architecture and construction in all phases of professional architectural service and construction management. An aF+S principal is intimately involved with each project from initial design concept through construction administration.

Accreditations of the principals include architectural registration in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont, NCARB certification, LEED BD+C certification as well as Unrestricted Construction Supervisor. The firm is certified MBE (minority-owned business enterprise) and DBE (disadvantaged business enterprise).

aF+S utilizes BIM (Building Information Modeling) software in the design and documentation of every project. This approach allows for each design to be thoroughly explored three-dimensionally and to be clearly conveyed to clients in a medium that is easily understood.

Principal Architects

Picture of Mr. Lobao and Mr. Thornhill

James M. Thornhill, Architect


James Thornhill is a founding Principal and is responsible for all phases of project delivery. He has extensive experience in multi-family, community based housing, custom residential, academic, and institutional projects. Mr. Thornhill received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Arizona, Tucson AZ College of Architecture. During his education, he participated in Universidad La Salle, Mexico City DF Escuela de Arquitectura, Exchange Program. Mr. Thornhill is NCARB Certified and registered to practice architecture in Massachusetts. He is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional and holds a Massachusetts Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License. Several of Mr. Thornhill’s projects have earned design excellence awards from local and national entities.

Luis F. Lobao, Architect


Luis Lobao is a founding Principal and is responsible for all phases of project delivery. He has extensive experience in multi­family, office, retail, custom residential, accessibility, adaptive re­use, historic restoration, and institutional projects. Mr. Lobao received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology, College of Design and Construction. Mr. Lobao is NCARB certified and is registered to practice architecture in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He serves as a member of the Green Building Commission in Lowell, MA. Several of his projects have received recognition from entities including the Boston Preservation Alliance and the Luxury Living Awards.


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