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, Thomas has worked on a range of projects, from small interpretive monument elements for a Wetland Forest Preserve to high-end single family residences in Michigan. 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 technologies, Thomas seeks to explore and share new techniques with the team. He has has taught several internal “WKA-U” lunch and learn courses including a four-part series on IES energy modeling software and one on “Architectural Visualization using Unreal Engine 4.”
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 working on the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ masterplan and renovation project, a new farm-to-table restaurant at Granor Farms in Michigan, and The Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Outside of the office he can be found creating, reading, or water coloring with the EveryOthers club across Chicago. Thomas and his wife reside in the Lakeview neighborhood.