Thom Smith is a licensed architect at Waggonner & Ball in New Orleans. He is part of the firm’s urban design and planning team, and has experience in a broad range of both architectural and environmental projects. Thom is a LEED Green Associate and brings a comprehensive focus on sustainability, resilience, and larger scale site design. At Tulane, he is leading a seminar on innovative green building design in the Real Estate Summer Minor Institute for the second time, and has been a critic for architecture studio reviews.
Previously, Thom was a project manager and designer at Concordia in New Orleans for six years, where he led an award winning, new LEED Gold public school through construction, along with other educational and institutional buildings, and planning and urban design projects. Before, Thom served in AmeriCorps with Rebuilding Together New Orleans, where he also designed and built an office space for the organization.
Thom is an active member of the local design community, promoting sustainability and innovation through the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Collaborative and the US Green Building Council Louisiana chapter advocacy committee. He is leading the Young Architects Forum on the AIA New Orleans Executive Board, and helped curate and produce an exhibit and panel discussion framing post Katrina architecture and design. Thom received his Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Syracuse University.