Thomas Bogan

Thomas Bogan

New Orleans, LA, US





Edwin Brantley Smith & Associates, Dallas, TX, US, Architectural Designer

project manager for all phases of design, construction and evaluation

- commercial+retail new construction
- commercial+retail retrofit
- historic rehab + revitalization
- tenant finish
- custom installations, furniture
- planning of large scale mixed-use development

Aug 2014 - current

bcWORKSHOP, Dallas, TX, US, design fellow : Americorps VISTA

-coordination, design, and implementation of community focused participatory design projects

-programming and leading charrettes with community stakeholders from concept through final design documents on full-scale architectural project (townhouse affordable housing)

-architectural design (concept, schematic, design development, feasibility, phasing)

-partnering with designers, professionals, nonprofits, and citizen groups for civic engagement initiatives in various media

-research and synthesis of urban growth patterns, historic narratives in order to envision potential evidence based futures

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

The Nola Project + Gabrielle Reisman, New Orleans, LA, US, scenic design + fabrication

-collaboration with members of the Nola Project, Goat in the Road, Cripple Creek and others to produce a staged performance of an original play written by Gabrielle Reisman

-coordination with multiple designers (light, sound, video, costume) to produce coherent backdrop to highly choreographed stage acting

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Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

Studio Castellano (Ron T. Castellano), New York, NY, US, intern architect

project team: historic Jarmulowski Bank Bldg. restoration and retrofit as new boutique hotel

-survey + drafting of existing conditions
-historical research + documentation
-design development
-construction drawings
-structural + mep coordination
-landmarks board meeting presentations

Feb 2012 - Dec 2012

Re:Be Design, New Orleans, design intern

design & fabrication of a neon light installation for the Voodoo Music Experience. framework of PVC piping with neon light tubes attached by a series of zip ties. allows for elasticity of PVC in light of the rigidity of the light tubes.

Sep 2011 - Nov 2011

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, New Orleans, LA, US, set designer

concept, design, fabrication, installation of the set for "Chicken Little" , Children's Corner series

(refer to portfolio entry)

Sep 2010 - Sep 2010

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, student employee

operation and supervision of (2) 18"x32" laser cutters, two large-format plotters, 3D printer

additional complimentary guidance, help sessions, tutorials, etc.

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Tulane City Center (TCC), New Orleans, LA, US, student intern

Hope Haven Cafe and Farm

responsibilities: communication with client, regional mapping, site survey, schematic design, digital modeling

under direction of Prof. Marcella del Signore

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, New Orleans, LA, US, set designer

concept, design, fabrication, installation for the set of "A Kingdom of Statues"

(refer to portfolio entry)

May 2008 - May 2008


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2011


John William Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship, Grant

-awarded annually to a student for travel and research during the ensuing summer

I traveled to the southern tip of Vietnam to study and document the floating markets of the Mekong delta.


Areas of Specialization