Tom Sheldon



Building design should create a tipping point that transforms the environment in a positive progression. Whether the tipping points are subtle or obvious, I explore the opportunities in all of my work.


At a very young age, travel beyond his native east coast exposed Tom to art and architecture well outside of the classroom. Numerous trips to the grand cities of Europe where his grandfather, a German sculptor of public art, revealed to him modern and various older, celebrated styles of architecture, art and urban living. He owes his continued desire to study and practice architecture to these trips and to his wish to constantly improve our environment. 

Today, he is creating captivating, mixed-use places in many large, metropolitan cities on the West Coast. His emphasis is always on how people use the space, as well as how people perceive the design from afar. “People’s lives constantly change, but how people identify with their environment does not. The practice of art and architecture is a rewarding career that touches more people than one can imagine.” 


2014 Urban Land Institute – Global Awards of Excellence Finalist
2014 Multi-Family Executive – High-Rise Project of the Year Merit Award
2013 NAIOP Washington – Multi-Family Development of the Year
2013 IIDA INawards – Design IN Home Award

2014 NAIOP Night of the Stars – Finalist in Development of the Year


American Institute of Architects

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Design Build Institute of America