A Graduate of the University of Nebraska (Architecture and Advertising). He then attended graduate school at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning (March) where he was an AIA National Merit Scholar and member of the acclaimed design-build entity Studio 804. Tom has served as an architect/designer on numerous international and domestic commissions and has had the fortune to lead the design teams for the U2 Landmark Tower Competition in Dublin Ireland, the Hinoki-cho Performing Arts Center in Tokyo, Japan, the “Crystal Building” in the Zha Bei Market District, Shanghai China and USCE Center, former site of the Yugoslavian Central Committee Headquarters, in Belgrade, Serbia. He has most recently served as the designer on the winning scheme for the national Parkland Hospital competition in Dallas, TX. The work of Tom and his teams have garnered over 30 AIA awards for design excellence, he has authored and/or been featured in over 40 published articles on architecture and design. He was the recipient of the 2002 Kagan Design Fellowship and is the President and Founder of daOMA (design alliance OMAha, Inc.) a regional non-profit dedicated to public education and appreciation of the architecture and the design arts.