Tom has wide experience in the architecture and construction industry in a variety of roles; site labourer, site manager, project architect, and currently as Head of Sustainable Design at PTE and Director of the Good Homes Alliance. Tom works across the practice and industry to ensure practical, sustainable and energy efficient design.
Tom's experience as an Architect is across sectors and stages but has specialised in low energy schools, housing and masterplanning. He is a certified Passivhaus designer, BREEAM assessor and BREEAM Accredited Professional. He is a core trainer for the Green Register of Construction Professionals and provides RIBA core CPD on designing resilient homes. In 2013, he was voted one of Building magazines rising stars in sustainability and a rising star by the UKGBC. From 2013-2016, he was the site inspections expert for 21 sites for the Zero Carbon Hub performance gap research project for industry and government. Tom is the author of the Zero Carbon Hub ‘Builders’ Book’, ‘Services Guide’ and ‘Designers Handbook’, a series of industry guides to improve the delivery of low carbon homes. His latest book, ‘Designed to Perform – an illustrated guide to energy efficient homes’ is published by the RIBA.
Tom is leading the design and site review process for the UK Government's "Building for 2050" project which will inform steps required to accelerate the uptake of low cost, low carbon homes.