“An Architect brings intangible value to a project when he or she can take a challenging problem to solve and make it an opportunity for creativity and pragmatism to work with the highest potential synergy.”
Thomas Jones, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Principal / Director of Design
When Tom was in ninth grade his mother suggested that he should be an architect after years of seeing him excel in art related projects and building with Legos, Erector Sets, and Tinker Toys. As a result, Tom took drafting and architecture classes in high school and never looked back. In college, his highly organized skillset allowed him to navigate the high demands of six years of architecture school while being an all-star soccer player and right-side hitter on the volleyball team. Meanwhile, he was also intently focused on writing music, playing guitar, and recording an album with a modern rock band he formed with other students in the architecture school at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Tired of the cold weather and pace of life in the Philadelphia-Manhattan bedroom community of New Jersey, Tom moved from his home state to Naples, Florida in 1999 to further his career during the Naples building boom. He quickly established himself as the lead designer of several large-scale and award-winning commercial projects in the Southwest Florida regional area. This was a welcomed diversity from the beachfront residences he was doing on the Jersey Shore.
As Principal and co-owner of WDG Architecture, Tom leads the firm in designing Commercial and Residential projects in addition to Master Planning and Interiors. His extensive portfolio of project types over a 25+ year career, technical acumen, and design abilities have allowed him to successfully work with the most discriminating homeowners, developers, and large corporations alike.
In his spare time apart from the firm, Tom enjoys outdoor exercise related activities, local restaurants and entertainment, and his 30-year hobby of playing guitar. Tom is also on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization, teaches an in-depth Bible study class, and is writing a book
West Deptford, New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Bachelor of Architecture
Playing guitar, running, being a dog and cat whisperer, philosophizing about life
Anywhere out of the path of the hurricane