Tom has invested his career of 35+ years as an architect, operations consultant, educator and researcher in design for healthcare facilities. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architect a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects and is EDAC certified. His leadership and ideas have influenced an extensive array of environments for healthcare-related missions within settings ranging from rural to urban academic teaching enterprises. He holds the distinct honor, among these accomplishments, of leading the naval design team design for our nation’s two hospital ships, the USS Mercy and Comfort.
His passion focuses on optimal performance of the buildings that emerge from his practice. He organized and is a member of the HKS’ Knox Advisors (business consulting), and is the President and Managing Principal of HKS’ Center for Advanced Design Research & Evaluation (CADRE), a non-profit organization dedicated to rigorously distilling and disseminating quality research evidence relevant to the improvement of design. This focus has led to an innovative design approach intent upon informing design by operational discoveries and evidence from rigorous research in practice.