Thomas is an Architectural Intern in OPN Architects’ Des Moines, Iowa studio. Thomas is an Associate AIA member and is currently on the path to licensure. After graduation, Thomas joined the OPN team in their Cedar Rapids, Iowa studio to begin his career. In 2017 he joined their Des Moines studio, where he has been working for the past two years.
Thomas has experience in both residential and commercial work, primarily focusing in the public sector. He is excited by the opportunities that are provided by emerging communities, and how architecture can become a strategic approach for inclusive integration of new ideas. Thomas’ recent work has focused on library, civic and K-12 projects, ranging from programming to construction administration.
Thomas graduated from Iowa State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and a minor in Digital Media. Throughout his career, he has studied in Rome, Italy, as well as worked in Lake Tahoe, California. Thomas currently serves on the AIA Iowa Public Relations Committee, working to promote advocacy for our profession across the state of Iowa. He is also actively involved with fundraising and outreach efforts within his own firm.