Tom Butcavage

Specialist

"I enjoy working on the design of innovative, complex new buildings that will really inspire and impact lots of students, faculty, staff and visitors into the future."

Years ago, Tom received some great advice about his architecture career: Concentrate on construction administration for awhile, he was told, to learn how buildings get built and experience the entire design and construction process first hand. He took the advice to heart. Today, as leader of the Washington, DC Higher Education Studio, Tom guides the planning, programming and design for a variety of campus buildings-particularly law schools-and is a frequent presenter at national academic design and planning conferences. Tom enjoys "working on the design of innovative, complex new buildings that will really inspire and impact lots of students, faculty, staff and visitors into the future," he notes. "Clients are increasingly interested in innovative and meaningful design. They see its value." Tom's appreciation of design extends to his Washington, DC backyard, where he tends a growing bonsai collection and several other distinct gardens.

Specialty
Law Schools, Studio Leader, University Design

Professional Credentials
American Institute of Architects (AIA), LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

Contact
E Tom.Butcavage@smithgroupjjr.com
P 202.974.4523