Thomas McCormick

Thomas McCormick

Chicago, IL, US

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Tom received his Bachelor of Science of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017 finishing his undergraduate studies in Barcelona at the ETSAV (Escola Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura del Vallès). Afterwards, he began his career in Chicago working on affordable housing projects for faith-based and non-for-profit groups in the city.

Two years later, Tom began his graduate studies at Taubman College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduating in 2021. During his time in Michigan, Tom developed an interest in adaptive reuse, community engagement and the application of fictive world-building in architectural practice. These interests culminated in a short story fan-fiction-zine inspired by a Murakami novel documenting the adaptive reuse of an office building in Tokyo.

Away from the studio, Tom enjoys biking, bouldering and recording slapdash music.



Canopy / Architecture + Design, Chicago, Project Associate

Apr 2022 - current

Pappageorge Haymes Partners, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Associate II

Sep 2021 - Apr 2022

MKB Architects, Chicago, Project Associate

Oct 2017 - Aug 2019

Lingle Design Group, Inc., Lena, IL, US, Intern

Aug 2016 - Jun 2017


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2019 - May 2021

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - Apr 2017

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