HDR’s Chicago Office Welcomes Design Principal
“I look forward to collaborating with the amazing talent and know-how at HDR to help make great things happen,” he says. “High-level imaginative design thinking and creative brainstorming are paramount to developing innovative solutions and to creating a reputation for design.”
“Tom is an interior designer, but he is much more than that,” says Joe Cliggott, managing principal of the Chicago architecture practice. “He is visionary.”
Tom strongly believes in the integration of disciplines and a client-driven design approach, which sometimes means denying trends and looking outside of architecture for inspiration. And, he believes that first impressions count. “I immediately found HDR and the people to be very accessible, direct and sincerely real,” he says. “This is very important to me.”
He considers his top skills to be critical thinking and analysis, creative brainstorming, flexibility, leadership through mentorship and networking.
Tom is an IIDA Annual Student Design Charrette co-founder and judge, and he is also an adjunct professor at the Harrington College of Design in Chicago. He has won several interior design awards, and he has been featured in publications including Interior Design Magazine, Interiors & Sources and Contract Magazine.
At HDR, we are committed to design excellence and innovation. By employing a highly participatory and collaborative design process, our team of talented professionals creates architecture that is both proud and humble, stays true to its purpose and creates a sense of place that is meaningful to the society it serves. Learn more at www.hdrinc.com or follow us at @HDRArchitecture.