Thomas Schalnat

Thomas Schalnat

San Diego, CA, US



Hi, My name is Thomas Schalnat.

My ultimate goal is to reveal inspiration in unlikely places.  I believe architecture can have unique accomplishments.  I want to use the power of design to change how people view the world and their role in it.  Architecture has an impact on people’s everyday lives, whether it’s a more vibrant work environment, more engaging social and recreational places, or a  comforting home to begin and end each day.  Architecture represents what makes humans distinctively unique; we not only have an ability to change our surroundings and circumstances, but how and why something should be changed.  There is a strength and beauty to the act of designing and building.  Architecture, on its most primitive level, is a subtle message to the rest of humanity that it should not forget, or even worse ignore, its ability to alter its surroundings. 


Delawie, San Diego, CA, US, Intern Architect

Sep 2014 - current


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Jul 2012 - Jun 2014

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