A dynamic, impact driven design firm dedicated to creating spaces where people and communities thrive.

Thriven Design was founded on the deep-rooted belief that design changes the way people live, work, and interact with their built environment for the better.

Since 1971, we have been a pioneer in socially responsible and environmentally conscious work. We continue to maintain a reputation for impactful design, recognizing that each project becomes someone’s home, haven, place of work, learning, or support.

New Market West, Philadelphia PA
Maguire Residence, Philadelphia PA

The Thriven Difference

In-house Multidisciplinary Project Support

Our clients know that when they work with Thriven Design, they are getting a firm with the in-house capacity to follow a project wherever it might lead. Projects can flow seamlessly through architecture, planning, engineering, and interior design, with our multidisciplinary collaboration minimizing bottlenecks and delays on the path to project completion.

Wide Range of Expertise

Thriven has been partnering with developers throughout the MidAtlantic to design multifamily affordable, senior, and supportive housing for more than 50 years. True — but definitely not all that we do. Thriven Design is a leader in student housing design; market-rate design; community healthcare, PACE and LIFE center design. We also offer standalone interior design, engineering, energy, and asset preservation services, as well as physical needs assessment using the latest Matterport imaging technology.

Local Presence with National Reach

We’ve worked in 33 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and have been recognized nationally for our innovations in supportive housing design. In 2011, our firm completed the first project in the state of Pennsylvania to earn the United States EPA ENERGY STAR™ Multifamily High Rise designation, and in 2018, we designed the first freestanding birth and wellness center in South Jersey.

Driven by Real Impact

We are a firm motivated by a calling to serve others and create places where people thrive, and that calling drives us to create spaces that inspire. We value design and challenge the expectation that supportive housing must configure as a one-story ranch, or that affordable housing can’t embrace cutting edge green technologies. We are driven to do more, give more, so that through design, our residents can live more.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Providing world-class, comprehensive design services across multiple disciplines.

Utilizing our collective expertise, Thriven Design provides a collaborative experience built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together.

Thriven Design has a unique perspective of working with nonprofits who specialize in special needs. We have worked with many architects for renovations and ground-up buildings over the past 20 years: none are the caliber of Thriven Design. They are exceptional in their detail and responsiveness. Pure joy to work with the variety of professionals at Thriven Design — all KNOW our population and their needs...as well as [our] needs as a non profit. Impressive, unmatched in NJ!

Robert Parker, CEO, NewBridge Services, Inc.

Our Firm

At Thriven Design, we pride ourselves on our ability to carefully listen, to think creatively, and to problem solve. We are experts in our chosen fields and disciplines, and we are committed to supporting and empowering both our clients and the industries they serve. We recognize the importance of collaboration between partners and the ever-increasing need to formulate intelligent design strategies governing the approach to every project.

One of our fundamental goals is creating successful, long-term relationships with each one of our clients by offering them the highest quality professional services, combined with exceptional customer value.

A BIM-Centered Workflow

A GRAPHISOFT® & Apple Shop
  • One of the Northeastern Region’s Largest ArchiCAD User Groups
  • Featuring an ArchiCAD & BIMcloud Workflow
  • Fully Integrated with Third-Party Consultants & Vendors
  • Offering Ongoing Education and Professional Development