Thomas Mozina

Principal, Chicago

As a student, Tom gravitated towards professors that stressed the fundamentals like design literacy, composition, and planning.  He consistently sought opportunities to intersect with educators and mentors who would challenge him, and who would provide key connections as he transitioned into the profession.

This hard work, and the subsequent relationships Tom built, paid off. Today, he is well-versed in client needs and is an expert in translating those needs into beautiful designs. Considering the client’s goals, unique program, and the project site, Tom develops solutions that connect architecture with environmental and cultural contexts.

Tom loves to travel, and seeks adventure in both urban and rural settings. Historical places like Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, and other spectacular landforms capture his interest. His passion for buildings is tempered by a greater appreciation for design created by ancient cultures and the forces of nature.

“The most enjoyable part of a project is when your ideas start to resonate with the client, and they see something that goes beyond what they thought was even possible."
Fun Fact

When visiting Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Tom was fascinated by its quirkiness and the story of its development and construction. This building stands out in his mind, to this day, as one of his favorites.

Thomas's Featured Work

Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
Chicago, Illinois
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United States Coast Guard Headquarters
Washington, D.C.