Tom is a registered architect and Senior Project Manager at DSK. His experience includes a range of scales, from residential design and construction to resort planning, laboratory, hospital, and university projects. Tom has led the development of sustainable design initiatives in the British Virgin Islands, supporting 100% renewable energy and water self-sufficiency practices.
Tom comes to DSK from Kao Design Group. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and a Master of Design Studies with a focus in energy and environments at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Following graduation, Tom was awarded a year-long Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship from Harvard and his research examined contemporary low-carbon, mass-timber architecture across Europe, Japan, and Canada tracing its relationship to CNC fabrication and regional forestry. Selected case studies from this work will be included in a forthcoming book Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial, authored by Kiel Moe, Jane Hutton, and Daniel Ibanez. In 2016, Tom co-edited The Yellow Book, a pocket guide to the design philosophy of Tezuka Architects, published by JOVIS Verlag. While a student at the GSD, Tom and several colleagues won the 3rd LIXIL Architectural Competition for the design and construction of Horizon House, a low-energy timber home in Taiki-cho, Hokkiado, Japan.
Tom balances practice with teaching, and has recently taught courses in architectural technology and materials at Boston University and the Boston Architectural College. Outside of the office, Tom enjoys sailing and surfing in New England, and can often be found working on his sailboat.