Tom shepherds DSK’s commitment to thoughtful, beautifully crafted, and timeless design at all scales. As our assignments become increasingly diverse, our core values ensure each project gets the attention it deserves, making a lasting contribution to our clients and society. Our collaborative team tailors each project approach to the opportunities and challenges that are presented.
Over the last twenty five years, Tom has worked with residential and institutional clients on a broad range of planning and design projects. Tom’s current and recent clients include Rhode Island School of Design, Xavier University, Merrimack College, Concord Academy, and the Town of Bedford. Over the past year, Tom has assisted Boston Children’s Hospital with their institutional master plan.
In 2013, Tom was the academic program coordinator for Leading Organizations at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Tom is also an instructor in the Advanced Management Development Program at Harvard, running a studio focused on urban design and development strategies for global cities.
Tom is an experienced facilitator with visioning workshops that have focused on an array of topics including “The Future of Transdisciplinary Teaching and Research, The Future of College and University Dining, Visioning for Underprivileged Communities and Fragile Ecosystems, Leadership in Professional Services Organizations, and Orchestrating Consensus in Complex Communities.” He has been widely published and regularly presents to various professional and academic organizations.
Tom comes to DSK from Shepley Bulfinch where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors and Principal for Planning and Design. While at Shepley Bulfinch, he developed a broad range of experience with higher education clients including Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Smith College, Colby College, Groton School, and many other leading institutions. Tom Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s of Architecture in 1984.