“Whether I’m working with a computer issue or developing a project design, the thing I get the most satisfaction from is problem solving. The process of identifying a problem or design challenge, gathering information, and evaluating alternatives to come up with the best informed solution is really what makes my role at Dykeman fulfilling.”
In the fifth grade Tom knew he was destined to be an architect after completing a mechanical drafting assignment. After graduating from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Architecture, he moved to Southern California for a few years before moving back to his home state of Washington where he and his wife raised their two sons in Everett. A member of the Dykeman team since 1990, Tom has been instrumental in the success of many projects, including Safeway stores throughout western Washington and Alaska, The City of Everett Mission Building, and the old Carnegie Library Building.
“I’m inspired by architects of the past and the history of older buildings which has led to an interest in historic preservation and adaptations that respect the original building architecture. Producing construction documents that convey clear and concise design intent to those who are responsible for executing our design is critical and something I am passionate about.”
When not designing, Tom enjoys spending time with his family watching movies, traveling, and working in his yard.