Thomas Mozina

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
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.

Confidential Banking Firm
A dynamic full-city-block expansion of an existing corporate headquarters in Charlotte.
Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
The new Biomedical Research Center serves as a vibrant research hub at the core of Chicago’s world-class academic medical district comprised of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Building
A unified home creates community by bringing several major departments together under one roof.
Suzhou Science and Technology Museum
Contextual museum design celebrating the innovation and technology of Chinese culture.
Colorado School of Mines, Sub-Surface Frontiers Building
This laboratory reinforces campus connections while also expressing the mission of understanding the natural environment to create a geological unifier.
University of Minnesota, Duluth, Labovitz School of Business and Economics
Serving as a pilot for the State’s B3 Guidelines for sustainability and energy efficiency, the building exceeded guideline expectations and paved the way for all future State and University projects.
Fermilab Integrated Engineering Research Center
The Integrated Engineering Research Center (IERC) is a new laboratory, technical and office building with a focus on collaboration spaces for the Fermilab scientific and engineering community.

Thomas's Featured Work

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Northwestern University Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
Chicago, Illinois
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United States Coast Guard Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Suzhou SciTech Museum - rendering
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苏州科技馆
苏州,中国
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University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Building
Cincinnati, Ohio