Visiting Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
432 Dudley Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia, 2009
Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 2009
Bachelor of Arts - English & Fine Arts, Hampden-Sydney College, 2003
Tom teaches design studios in the Alabama Lab and courses on landscape materials and detailing. His research into feral ecologies focuses on designed intersections between manufactured and successional landscapes. This work engages a range of disciplines and tools to imagine connections between public interests and private stewardship opportunities within specific cultural and ecological contexts.
Prior to joining Auburn, Tom was a landscape architect at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. His work ranged from conservation agriculture planning and detailing for private landscapes in the Virginia piedmont to planning and implementation of public gardens along the Great Lakes and Atlantic coasts. He was a key designer for post-industrial park lands in West Virginia and Washington DC; a reservoir park and landscape corridor vision for a private utility in Virginia; and a large urban wilderness park in Texas that proposed maintenance of iconic planted forms to generate a resilient memorial landscape. He helped designed a storm water pond in North Carolina recognized internationally for excellence in design and ecological planning.
He has been a visiting critic at universities in Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia. He is a licensed Landscape Architect in Virginia.