THOMAS H. PLATZ, AIA
Thomas H. Platz founded Platz Associates with his brother 40+ years ago and currently serves as the firm's senior architect. Tom is responsible for the day-to-day firm management and crafting the firm's creative direction the team of firm's architects to craft our creative direction. Tom has over 40 years of experience designing projects in New England and throughout the United States. His experience includes involvement on projects such as The Baltimore Aquarium, The San Antonio Museum of Art and The Boston Children's Museum.
Tom has extensive experience in project development, sustainable design, and providing innovative design solutions for a vast array of clients. In 1980, he and his brother Jim designed the largest Trombe wall ever built in Maine, which to this day heats an engineering and boat maintenance facility in Castine, Maine.
In recent years Tom has been the lead architect in the renovation of well over one million square feet of historically significant buildings. This includes work on the Bates Mill Complex, the Knapp Shoe Building, The B. Peck Building, The Libby House, The McGuillicudy Block, and many, many other historical restorations. Platz Associates has been presented with awards from the Maine Preservation Society, Lewiston Preservation Board, the Maine Development Foundation, the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce and Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council.
Since completing his Master's degree, Tom has returned to Harvard's Graduate School of Design to complete coursework in; Public Library Planning & Design, Hospital Planning & Design, Design for Critical Care, Hotel Design & Development, Theatre Design as well as several other strategic educational courses.
Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts Harvard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Special Studies in Construction
New Hampshire #04285
American Institute of Architects
Maine Chapter AIA (former Director)
International Code Council
National Fire Protection Association
Baxter Brewing Company
Chairman of the Board
CSP Mobile Productions
Chairman of the Board
Maine Development Foundation
Economic Development Champion
Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce
Ray Geilger Award
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Mainebiz - November 11, 2013
"Young visionaries, veteran developer take on Bates Mill No. 5"
Maine Historical Society
Board of Directors
The Public Theater
Board of Directors, Treasurer
Central Maine Community College
Architectural Advisory Committee
Former Board of Directors