Thomas Singer

Thomas Singer

Millburn, NJ, US



Architect with a passion for the design and constructions of buildings that contribute to the advancement of the human condition and inspire those who use them. Leader with a desire to enable those around him and help others reach their greatest potential. Manager with the facility to define clear plans of action which enable projects and organizations to become optimally effective environments.



Thomas Singer Associates, Millburn, NJ, US, Principal

Leader of a practice engaged in sustainable projects. Markets include corporate, retail, public, residential, and industrial. Practice includes all aspects of architectural and planning services.

Feb 2010 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, New York, Senior Technical Architect

Leader of multiple studios engaged in tall building design. Implementation of technical and quality initiatives. Leverage of BIM and advanced building physics applications to evaluate feasibility, sustainability, and constructability of studio projects. Organize and mentor staff and consutants.

Aug 2008 - Feb 2010

NBBJ, New York, New York, Studio Leadership/Project Management

Work with clients to establish goals for design and organizational change. Develop vision and partnering sessions. Organization of design charrettes with the client, and design team. Manage teams including architects, engineers and user groups. Establish scope and fees. Schedule and tracked work effort, and negotiate change orders.

New York Office Leader for an international design firm focusing on expanding their local practice from a mid to large sized office while maintaining productivity and profitability. Manage marketing efforts in healthcare and commercial markets to provide ongoing stability at an annual revenue level of $18 million dollars.

Mar 2007 - May 2008

HLW International, New York, New York, Director of Architecture / Finance Director

Designed and managed architecture and engineering disciplines for over 100 projects in a broad range of industries (Public, R&D, Healthcare, Housing, Corporate, Commercial & Industrial).

Focused on office technical excellence and quality of design and documentation. Catalyst for developing synergies between Architecture, Engineering, Specification, Planning and support functions, resulting in higher retention and improved quality of staff, less lawsuits and greater client satisfaction.

Managed the financial functions of an office of 200+ employees. Advanced the process of financial reporting and developed systems to empower project managers to have instant access to critical project information while changing the function from reporting to projecting.

May 1985 - Mar 2007


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

 Thesis: International Airport, Atlantic City, New Jersey
 Research: Tensile Structures (Owens Corning Fiberglas)
Aerodynamics of Tall Buildings U of PA
Residential Steel Construction (U.S. Steel)
 Honors: Dale’s Scholarship Winner
Philadelphia AIA Award for Design Excellence
Commendation Honors: All Studios

Sep 1982 - May 1985

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

 Major: Architecture
 Minors: Psychology and Physics
 Honors: Magna-Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Yearbook Editor

Sep 1978 - May 1982

Areas of Specialization