“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

Thomas Jones, AIA, LEED AP, is a partner and Director of Design for the Commercial Studio at WDG Architecture| Planning + Interiors located in Naples, Florida.  In this role he oversees the design and execution of all commercial building types, commercial interiors, master planning, multi-family, and select custom single-family residential projects.  He has a Bachelor of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology where he received honors for 3rd, 4th, and 5th year Design Studios.  In addition, he was an all-star soccer player on the NCAA men’s soccer team and a right-side hitter on the NCAA volleyball team which segued into playing local pro beach volleyball along the Jersey Shore.  He also played guitar in a modern rock band in the early 90’s in which he wrote the music, recorded an album, and had a song get radio air-play.  Tom relocated to Naples from New Jersey in 1999 and has over 25 years of professional practice experience in both residential and commercial architecture.

Tom practices architecture with a philosophy that design should be an intelligent process that seeks relevant conceptual ideas while avoiding arbitrary solutions or short-lived style trends.  He believes proper planning and design should result in projects that are site specific, culturally relevant, socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable. Tom has received six design awards from the AIA Florida Southwest chapter.

Tom has served locally on non-profit boards and currently is on the Board of Directors for Path2Freedom which provides a local residential rehabilitation program for girls rescued from sex trafficking in Florida.  He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is an accredited professional in the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED AP) program of the U.S. Green Building Council.  In his spare time he runs, bikes, teaches an in-depth Bible study, and is writing a book.  He is married to his wife Courtney, a local Realtor®, who serves as Director of Real Estate Services for WDG Architecture.  They have three grown daughters and one granddaughter.

Hometown
West Deptford, New Jersey

Education
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Bachelor of Architecture

Hobbies
Playing guitar, running, being a dog and cat whisperer, philosophizing about life

Favorite Destination
Anywhere out of the path of the hurricane

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