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Project Highlights

  • Provide a new and inviting single point of service for visitors to Texas A&M University
  • Multi-media mini-theatre with 16 screen computer generated program and music
  • Three computer stations for user interactive application providing information to students and visitors about the university, the community and the region
  • Information Desk, Commons Area and Storage.
  • 3,500 SF - $1.3 Million
Published in Academic

History

  • In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) was encumbered with a large clean-up of statewide facilities. LANG also realized many facilities could not be repaired and new facilities had to be planned and constructed.
  • The initial document was prepared to assist the Louisiana Army National Guard in developing a statewide standard for the specification, acquisition and installation of F, F, &E (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) for every rank at every installation.

Project Responsibilities:

  • Project Director and all Project Requirements

Project Highlights:

  • The final product is a living document with vignettes of every space and a specification for every type of furnishing.
Published in Commercial

Project Responsibilities

  • Project Manager/Architect
  • Document existing conditions, construction contract documents
  • Coordinate interior design with Sheraton's Construction Manager

Project Highlights

  • Named for the legendary orchestra leader, singer and actor, the room incurred damage from Hurricane Katrina
  • Restoration and renovation work included the ballroom, cabana rooms, corridor and break-out rooms
  • 20,000 SF - cost undisclosed
Published in Hospitality
24 Aug 2012

Tom Hines Bio

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.



PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • 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

APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH :

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

PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS:

  • 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

PRESENTATIONS:

  • Alternative uses of materials and systems in construction assemblies

EDUCATION: 

  • 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 

ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION:

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

Tom Hines

Architect

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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  • Phone
    817.706.0114
  • Location
    1407 Texas St. Suite 201
    Fort Worth, Texas 76102