THOMAS H. PLATZ, AIA

Principal, Architect
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. 
SELECT PROJECTS
Lofts at Bates Mill
Maine Community Health Options HQ
Bates Mill no. 6
Bates Mill Dermatology 

Park St. Parking Garage
Lincoln St. Parking Garage

Business Service Center
EDUCATION
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture
Harvard University,
Bachelor of Arts Harvard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Special Studies in Construction 
REGISTRATIONS
Maine #1440 
New Hampshire #04285 
AFFILIATIONS
NCARB 

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 
AWARDS
Maine Development Foundation
Economic Development Champion
Award 2016 
Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce
Ray Geilger Award
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
Stewardship Award
PRESS 
Mainebiz - November 11, 2013 
"Young visionaries, veteran developer take on Bates Mill No. 5"
VOLUNTEER WORK 
Maine Historical Society
Board of Directors
The Public Theater
Board of Directors, Treasurer 
Central Maine Community College
Architectural Advisory Committee 
Maine Public 
Former Board of Directors 
Two Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, Maine 04210
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