Thomas Newsom

AIA, LEED AP, CDT, Accessibility Specialist
Associate Principal, Health, Houston

Growing up, Thomas was inspired by his father, an electrician passionate about the process of reverse engineering. From him, he learned about aspects of everyday objects that most people don’t usually see. With an appreciation for detail and a hands-on style, Thomas earned his architectural license while simultaneously working for a design-build firm.

Today, Thomas brings those talents to the practice of healthcare architecture. A fan of finding architectural solutions to functional problems, Thomas enjoys interacting with his clients and conceptualizing results in front of their eyes. He finds fulfillment through being an expert at what he does, and possesses a vast knowledge of, and passion for, codes and regulations.

Thomas’ sharp eye for detail extends beyond architecture and into competitive sports. In his free time, you can frequently find him on the court officiating for local basketball leagues.  If he wasn’t an architect, his dream job would be to referee in the NCAA or NBA!

UHS Lobby
The one million-square-foot UHS Sky Tower includes an extensive public art program.
UHS Exterior
University Hospital Sky Tower
San Antonio, Texas
“One thing that really fuels my interest, and keeps me going, is client interactions–helping them solve their functional challenges architecturally.”