About Me

Tom Hines

LINCOLN LOGS, AMERICAN BRICKS, AND LEGO BLOCKS occupied my time as a child and my time with my son during his childhood.  Discovering the discipline of how detail and appropriate executions caused one unit to function in agreement with another was a seed that sprouted and guided my life towards architecture.

Working in construction during early elementary school led to drafting and shop classes in junior high school and architectural drafting in high school.  Studying architecture, I was drawn to the work of early Modernists like Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, I.M. Pei, and Mies van der Rohe. I was particularly inspired by their mastery of the tectonics of engineering and materials sciences that led them to develop new systems and approaches to creating buildings and spaces in ways that before had not been envisioned.

For me, the most interesting aspect of architecture is the appreciation of the ways in which people interact, learn and create, and the design of environments that respond to these activity patterns.

The knowledge and experiences gained during my early years of training provided keen insight into how buildings are constructed, details resolved, materials used and terminated, and into how geometry guides solutions.  For me, the most interesting aspect of architecture is the appreciation of the ways in which people interact, learn and create, and the design of environments that respond to these activity patterns - much like with the Lego blocks: arranged correctly, the separate pieces work together to bring a vision into reality.

The path I’ve travelled as an architect has given me a variety of opportunities as both the receiver and provider of professional services.  Facilitating solutions has taught me to understand that “low cost” construction and “affordable” construction cannot be considered interchangeable terms. As I design facilities, I’m constantly researching new technology and manufacturing techniques that reduce the cost of construction, enhance the building’s aesthetic quality, and significantly reduce operating cost without compromising durability.


  • Authorative knowledge of Masonry Construction Materials
  • Architect of Record and/or Project Manager for a diverse range of projects including Recreational Facilities, Churches, Homes, Clinics, Regional Shopping Malls, Veterinary Facilities, Automobile Dealerships, Historic Preservation, Office Buildings, Restaurants and Industrial Manufacturing Facilities


  • Development of alternative construction materials and delivery systems
  • Teaching applications and writing books in production application technologies


  • Either author or co-author of more than 10 peer-reviewed technical papers for national and international symposiums in the fields of masonry
  • Topic papers published within the Masonry Construction Magazine Symposium


  • Alternative uses of materials and systems in construction assemblies


  • Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington
  • 42 classroom hours of Ph.D. work from Texas A&M University 


  • Texas, New Jersey, New York and Wyoming
  • NCARB Certificate

Tom Hines


Our Design Philosophy

“The art of dancing stands at the source of all arts that express themselves first in the human person.  The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they all unite.” - Havelock Ellis
Building facilities unique to the owner’s special needs requires creative effort to balance function, aesthetics, durability and affordability in operation.  We help clients move through these challenges and manifest their dreams and desires in tangible form.

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    1407 Texas St. Suite 201
    Fort Worth, Texas 76102