During a career that has encompassed practice, teaching and community leadership, Tom has built a reputation for innovative contemporary solutions that reflect the unique aspirations of the client while enhancing the community. Tom brings a holistic perspective to a client’s project and searches for clear and enriching solutions to complex problems.
Since 1978, Tom has directed the design of a diverse array of workplace, academic, civic, and community projects at Alliiance, resulting in numerous national and regional awards. His appreciation for the relation between exemplary design and team-oriented culture has fostered the firm’s creative collaborations on a number of complex and technically challenging projects.
A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Minnesota, Tom has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota and President of AIA Minnesota and Alliiance. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Hill Country Science Mill and a Commissioner with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority. A native of Iowa, Tom enjoys travel, writing, sketching, golf, and fly-fishing.