Our Team


Chris leads the Boston studio with a balanced approach based on his breadth of experience of over 18 years of award-winning design and hands-on construction. He thrives as the firm conductor. When faced with a complex situation involving many factors, Chris enjoys managing all of the variables, aligning and realigning them until things are arranged in the most productive configuration possible. He simply figures out the best way to get things done.

His experience includes multifamily housing, custom homes, civic, university and commercial office buildings in Florida, California, and Massachusetts. Prior to forming ThoughtCraft, he was a project manager and designer for notable firms including Hannah Gabriel Wells, DiMella Shaffer and Paul Lukez. Chris holds a Master’s degree and an Urban Design Certificate from M.I.T., a Bachelor’s degree and graduate studies in Building Construction Management from the University of Florida, and Associate’s from St. Petersburg College. Chris is a sports junkie. If he is not chasing his young daughter around then he’s either playing or watching golf, football, basketball, or racquet sports.

Chris Johns, Architect

Founding Partner

Jason manages our operations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. He has acquired a variety of national and international experience over more than 18 years of practice. As the firm strategic thinker, Jason asks the tough what if questions to help see around the next corner. His strength of maintaining a wide perspective while seeing through the clutter and evaluating alternatives, keeps the firm and projects focused on the big picture.

Jason has managed projects with budgets up to $40 million ranging from small residential to large multi-family, office, museum, and other civic structures. Prior to forming ThoughtCraft, he was a project manager and designer for notable firms including design on the widely-acclaimed Morgan Library and Museum while at Renzo Piano’s office in Paris, DiMella Shaffer, KMW, and Paul Lukez in Massachusetts, and Takenaka in Japan. Jason holds a Master’s degree from M.I.T., Bachelor’s from the University of Florida, and Associate’s from St. Petersburg College. He is an Assistant Professor of Practice at NC State University and a former Chairman of the Chapel Hill Community Design Commission. Jason is also a licensed Real Estate Broker, Certified SCUBA Diver, and Amateur Chocolatier.

Jason Hart, Architect

Founding Partner


Jason leads the management of our commercial and institutional projects in North Carolina. He fuels our team with his enthusiasm and up-beat approach for everything he tackles. Jason facilitates the growth of ideas, systems and relationships for the firm. Experiences in small and large design firms, coordinating Habitat for Humanity construction projects, and the development of prototype furniture for UNC Hospital empower him to make a difference as a conscientious manager.

He was the 2015 winner of the Fentress Global Challenge focused on the future of design. Jason earned his Master’s degree from North Carolina State University and Bachelor’s from Bowling Green State University.

Jason Patterson, Architect


Caleb leads our residential projects. He is a master of the detail, lifetime learner, and continually discovering how things around him work. He applies his construction experience and knowledge of building materials to ensure the project’s goals and ideas are carried through to the smallest detail.

Caleb has volunteered his time working construction following natural and humanitarian disasters in New Orleans, Costa Rica, and elsewhere. In his spare time, he’s probably rock-climbing or rooting for one of his favorite sports teams. Caleb earned his Professional Degree in Architecture from Auburn University and completed his architectural thesis at Rural Studio, Auburn’s renowned design-build studio.

Caleb Gardner, Architect


Sasha leads our residential and commercial work in the Boston area. A well-rounded and skilled designer, he always brings a new way of thinking to a project. His ability to iterate and marry abstract and technical ideas helps guide our mission.

Sasha holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College. To satisfy his competitive and inquisitive nature, he spends his spare time working on design competitions, playing soccer, and experimenting with different cooking styles in the kitchen.

Sasha Francoeur, Designer


Nicole works as ThoughtCraft's controller ensuring the company finances are kept in good order. She has over twenty years of experience performing accounting, analysis and finance at both large and small firms. A graduate from Boston College with a BA in accounting and finance, she enjoys biking, painting and quilting in her spare time.

Nicole Owens



Former ThoughtCraft Team Members since 2005:
Jeremy Alford | Chris Dunn | Yurina Kodama | Jeremy Leonard | Jose Lopez | Aaron Malnarick | John McLaughlin | Mark Pomarico | Justin Ries | ElDante’ Winston | Eric Yang