Tom Gates | AIA | LEED AP O+M

Tom Gates is a Principal and the Director of Operations at SPGB Architects.  He is responsible for project management and construction services.  He leads quality control, specifications and cost estimating services.  He has been successful using a variety of delivery methods, including design-bid-build, design-build and construction management.  He has managed projects from Maryland to Kansas using local consultants.  His largest project was a $54 m. school building program that included master planning, building demolition, four new buildings and one renovation project.

Mr. Gates is a natural leader.  He achieves success by fusing uniquely gifted people into unified teams.  His objective of mutual success inspires the confidence of owners, contractors and designers.  He is proactive, positive, responsive, thorough, and decisive.


Bachelor of Science in Architecture, The Ohio State University, 1991

Master of Architecture, Arizona State University, 1994

Professional Registration:

Architect, Ohio, 1998

Architect, Virginia, 2010

Architect, Indiana, 2011

NCARB Certificate

LEED Accredited Professional, 2007

Project Experience:

Design-BId-Build Delivery

Design Build Delivery

Construction Management Delivery

Sustainable Design

Public Schools

Higher Education

Athletic Facilities


Commercial and Industry


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