Tom Nelson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Tom Nelson

About Tom

Tom is a seasoned architect with a passion for sustainable design and a strong technical background. With over 15 years of experience in the field, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to any project he undertakes. As a LEED-accredited professional, Tom is dedicated to integrating sustainable practices into his designs, aligning with his commitment to environmental conservation.

His proficiency in Building Information Modeling (BIM) enables seamless collaboration and coordination among project disciplines, ensuring efficient and effective project delivery. Tom’s background in mechanical engineering provides him with a unique perspective on technical challenges, allowing him to synthesize ideas and solutions that meet both architectural and engineering requirements.

After a hiatus, Tom has rejoined our firm, bringing his expertise and innovative approach to design back into our collaborative environment. His return enriches our team and reinforces our commitment to excellence in sustainable architecture.


  • Masters of Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering/Architecture, University of Virginia

Fun Facts:

  • During college, Tom participated in the Solar Decathlon, a prestigious national competition focused on solar-powered house design.

  • Tom enjoys camping, hiking in the mountains, and chasing waterfalls.

  • Tom has run two marathons.

  • His favorite thing to do is wander around unfamiliar cities, trying to figure out how they work.

  • He and his wife are kept perpetually on their toes by their elementary school age twins.