Originally from Germantown, TN, Thomas received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. While in school, Thomas served as a Teaching Assistant for Architectural Theory and experimented with robotic fabrication methods as an option studio.
Since joining Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA) in 2015 as an Intern Architect, Thomas has worked on a range of projects, from small interpretive monument elements for a Wetland Forest Preserve to high-end single family residential. He was also a key team member for the Hyperloop Station design competition, which was selected as a finalist and exhibited at the SpaceX Hyperloop Design Weekend in College Station, TX and received the BIM for Innovation Award in the Build Earth Live event.
With a particular interest in virtual reality and gaming technologies, Thomas seeks to explore and share new techniques with the team and has led an internal WKA-U lunch and learn course titled “Architectural Visualization using Unreal Engine 4.” Meanwhile, he continues to focus on the importance of cities and their intersections with architecture.
Thomas has also served as a visiting critic at the University of Arkansas and the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture. He is currently on the project team for a new lakefront residence in St. Joseph, MI and Crystal Bridges’ New Space for Contemporary Art in Bentonville, AR.
Outside of the office Thomas can be found creating, reading, or water coloring with the EveryOthers club across Chicago. He and his wife reside in the Lakeview neighborhood.