Good architecture will always be beautiful, exhibit the wise use of materials and energy, be responsive to its site and time and be expressive of its owners needs and budget.

For most of my clients, hiring an Architect is a once in a lifetime experience. It is my goal to provide a level of service so that when the project is completed they will look forward to repeating the experience in the future. To that end, I have structured my practice as a one man office. This enables me to be the clients single contact person, I attend all meetings, produce the design and the construction documents and personally see the project through construction.

My practice consists of new custom homes, remodels and additions and commercial tenant improvements. I love working on old or historic buildings and I have been practicing what we now call green architecture since I opened my office in 1980.

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EDUCATION

June 1970

Associate in Arts
Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA

June 1974

Bachelor of Architecture
California State Polytechnic University
San Luis Obispo, CA

LICENSURE

Licensed to Practice Architecture

1979

State of California

1995

State of Colorado

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 2004 to the present

NIEL DILWORTH, ARCHITECT
1198 Lexington Court
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

My scope of practice includes custom single-family homes, residential additions and remodels, tenant improvements for commercial and retail projects. Emphasis placed on client involvement, personal attention and energy efficient designs.

October 2000 to Jan. 2004

WESTBERG + WHITE, ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS
719 McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Project architect for educational and commercial projects.

January 1997 to August 2000

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Facilities Management
Parsons Hall
Greeley, CO 80639

Project manager for all axillaries (self funded) buildings.

June 1995 to January 1997

ROBERTS ARCHITECTS, Project Architect
5312 West 9th Street Drive
Greeley, CO 80634

Project architect for commercial projects.

January 1980 to June 1995

NIEL DILWORTH, ARCHITECT
1168 Peach Street, No. 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Providing architectural services for custom residential projects.

Spring Semester, 1995

ALLEN HANCOCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Santa Maria, CA

Part-time lecturer in the principals of construction drawings and materials of construction.

January 1988 through June 1990

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY
San Luis Obispo, CA

Part-time lecturer in B/W and color delineation and materials of construction.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2012 – present

San Luis Obispo Surfrider Foundation

2014

Chair

2013 – present

Blue Water Taskforce

2003 – present

City of San Luis Obispo, Board of Appeals

2002 – 2005

Point San Luis Lighthouse – Donated Services

2000 – present

Laurelwood Home Owners Association, San Luis Obispo
Board of Directors

1995 to 2000

Historic Preservation Commission, Greeley, CO.
Chairman 1998
Chair, Design Review Guidelines Subcommittee
Chair, UNC Historic District Formation Subcommittee

1993 to 1995

Santa Lucia Hills Homeowners Association, San Luis Obispo
French Park Community Building Committee, 1993 to 1995

1993 to 1995

Edna Area Advisory Committee to the
San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors
San Luis Obispo, CA
Chair, 1994 & 1995
Land Use Element Revision Sub-Committee, 1993 to 1995