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 Construction Specification Institute (CSI), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Aldo Leopold Foundation 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, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, Arizona, Rhode Island, and Ohio.
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.