At its best, all leisure design evokes a significant emotional response – that’s the standard that lies at the heart of everything Tom has put into YWS since he founded the firm in 2001. Pre-YWS, he worked for 13 years at a Las Vegas based design-build firm as the Vice President of Architecture and Information Technology. His responsibilities included the design and plan implementation for several world-renowned premier hospitality properties, including the Bellagio and Treasure Island. Maybe you’ve heard of them? After a long, successful career designing superb leisure experiences, Tom understands that successful design means creating a range of distinct, evocative experiences.
Degree: Tom graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Architecture degree specializing in computer technology from California Polytechnic State University. Additionally, he is a former key member of the Tririga software team and holds several patents.
Certification/Accreditation: Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with specialty in Building Design and Construction and holds a Certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Tom is a licensed architect in Nevada, California, Florida, and Iowa.
Awards: Tom was the recipient of the USGBC’s 2010 Leadership Award in the category of “LEED Projects as an Individual”. All awards received by YWS.