Tom began his career in Ann Arbor and has been practicing architecture
in Northwest Michigan since 1978. Working for Community Design, Inc
from 1978 to 2001 he accumulated experience with a variety of resort development, residential, commercial,
industrial and educational projects. Over the years he developed a wide range of creative problem solving and implemental
skills for application to the architectural process.
In the Fall of 2001 he founded Tom Piehl, Architect,
plc to continue an established tradition of design excellence.
The design process starts by listening carefully to
client needs and analysis of the site characteristics. This is
followed by a continuing discussion of alternative approaches,
implications and intelligent ideas.
Critical to implementation is the juxtaposition of
varying priorities. Pragmatic construction and architectural
interest. Economics and enduring value. New technology and old
wisdom. Lifestyle and all else.
Culmination is arriving at a unique aesthetic design
solution, environmentally sustainable, within budget and responsive to
Central to the design process is dedication to the belief that exhilaration and
dynamics of the user experience is the true measure of creativity and
success of the built environment.
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975
Michigan Registered Architect
International Code Council
States Green building Council