Professional Memberships

  • Member of American Institute of Architect
  • Member of Asian American Architects and Engineers
  • Board of Directors of Asian American Architects and Engineers
  • Member of East Bay Asian Design Professionals
  • Business Associations of Council of Asian American
  • BART Subcommittee Chair


B.S. Architect, California Polytechnic State University


  • Mix-use Residential
  • Office and commercial
  • Hotel
  • Museum
  • Airport
  • Healthcare
  • Education


AIA, Managing Principal

Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1976 and joined LDA that same year. In 1984 he became a Principal, and in 1990 was appointed as Chief Executive. His experience with a variety of building types and his knowledge of a wide variety of construction methods is the basis for his development of the firm's construction document production systems; he remains LDA's chief project.

In the past, he has represented architectural concerns as a liaison to BART, on the CAABA Transportation Committee. He has served his hometown of Lafayette as a member of the Design Review Commission, as a representative for the development of the new Seaborg Learning Center, as member of the New Library Art Selection Committee, on the Parks Improvement Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Downtown Specific Plan Advisory Committee.

He has participated as the responsible project manager on the larger projects in the firm's resume. These include projects with mixed-uses, multiple types of construction, more than one owner/ user, phased construction and more than one responsible design professional.

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