andy thomas

Andrew S. Thomas AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Andy is a registered architect with over 30 years of design work. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of Virginia and Master of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. His studies have also included stints in Rome and at University College London. His interest has always started with understanding the place –the context– and building for the human living within it.

His career in Seattle included multi-use, multi-family and single family residential projects. His work, since moving to Virginia in 1994, has included ecclesiastical, institutional, commercial, multi-family and single-family residential design.

Starting the studio Andrew S. Thomas, Architect in 2002, he has worked to focus on letting the context inform design, with the experience of place being highly informative to the design process. Under his leadership, the firm’s work has ranged from the LEED certified new lower campus for the Peabody School, a new Fine Arts building for the Free Union Country School to the Druid Avenue Residences, a development of homes focused on indoor environmental quality.

Consulting work recently has included landscape design, planning and architectural design, including work on the Lower Bluff Walk in Lynchburg, VA, university master planning/landscape planning and design for a 144 unit multi-family project. Andy continues to keep his hand in the detailed design work required for single family residential additions and renovations. More recently he has completed a two phases of renovations for the Wesley Foundation at the University of Virginia. On the boards he is planning a mixed-use 15 unit apartment building that is an adaptive reuse and addition, a large portion of the apartments being planned for use by people who are developmentally disabled.

Spending time with family, sketching on urban sojourns and traveling mountain trails, Andy enjoys celebrating the place in architecture and in life’s moment.

-Charlottesville, August 2019