Jolie Thomas, AIA

Jolie Frazier Thomas joined Vines Architecture in 2009 and brings 15 years of design experience. Prior to joining Vines Architecture, she had the privilege of working at additional local award-winning design firms; Cannon Architects, PBC+L Architecture and Kenneth Hobgood Architects. Her portfolio includes numerous building types ranging from cultural to academic, master plans to residential. Her diverse experience has given her a range of skills and opportunities engaging in every aspect of the design process. Jolie’s passion and strength is to approach every project, large or small with the same level of design intensity focused on creating insightful experiential moments in each project that will stand the test of time.

Through leading the design in all phases of the project, Jolie’s excellent communication and management skills guide her projects from pre-design, construction and close-out, ensuring sensitivity and quality throughout. With her strong focus on completing every task at the highest level, Jolie is an integral member of each team for which she is a member or leader and ensures our projects are truly completed as envisioned by the design team, the clients and for the users. 

Currently, Jolie is the Project Manager for the 180,000sf NC A&T State University New Student Center leading the Vines team along with 18 consultants. She is also presently the Lead Design Architect of the North Carolina Civil War History Center to be in Fayetteville, NC. Prior to Vines Architecture, Jolie was one of the lead designers on the Coastal Studies Institute for the University of North Carolina in Manteo, NC and the Leazar Hall Renovation and Addition at the NCSU School of Design, which both have received multiple design awards.

Jolie was the recipient of the NC AIA Young Architect Award as well as the Boston Society of Architects Young Architect Scholarship. She received her Masters of Architecture from North Carolina State University in 2002 where she was the recipient of the Kamphoefner Prize for design achievement (awarded to the top designer at the C.O.D), the Faculty Award for design achievement and her thesis was selected for publication in Archiprix International and exhibition in The Netherlands. She also completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Interior Design and Studio Art at the University of Missouri in 1998. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the North Carolina State University, College of Design and has taught architecture studios at the School of Architecture.