Longing for space of his own to garden, Tom moved from New York City to Washington DC, where he has since been practicing architecture and gardening for nearly three decades.
Tom is a Principal and Higher Education leader in our Washington, DC studio. He is recognized for his ability to guide the design process from start to finish and has delivered award-winning projects from student centers to law schools, and from libraries to instructional facilities.
Tom is committed to research-informed design to create enduring academic buildings that shape experience, community, and learning. Tom is currently applying the findings of a rigorous three-year research project that assesses the impact of design on student engagement and learning outcomes. Some of Tom’s transformational projects include Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Dr. Proctor Harvey Teaching Amphitheater, the Media and Journalism School at UNC Chapel Hill, and the recently completed American University Washington College of Law.