International Landscape Architecture and Design Experience
Having received his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Tom initially honed his professional training and skills in Germany, where he was invited to help develop conceptual ideas and details for the various landscapes and gardens of the New Government Center for Saudi Arabia.
He was then asked to join Otto Arnold, Inc., Stuttgart's leading design-build practice, as head designer, specializing in private estate gardens. Here Tom learned the art of creating fine gardens with a special emphasis on water, stone, and perennials. Because this firm also specialized in rooftop gardens and interior landscapes, Tom had the unusual opportunity to immerse himself even more deeply in those newly developing fields, which he had already encountered while working on the Saudi Arabian project.