Tom Brock is a licensed architect with over 25 years of professional experience. His work has won numerous design awards including an AIA Honor Award and an Ohio Builder's Exchange Award.
In addition to his professional practice, he has also sustained a career as a full-time educator specializing in comprehensive design studios and integrated practice. He currently holds the rank of Studio Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he also serves as director of the Professional Practice Program.
Tom Brock Architect, P.C.
2908 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago IL 60647
Studio Associate Professor
Curator, Master of Architecture Comprehensive Studios
Director, Professional Practice Program
College of Architecture
Illinois Institute of Technology
S.R. Crown Hall
Chicago IL 60606
1989 – 1990
Master of Architecture
Graduate School of Fine Arts
University of Pennsylvania
1980 – 1986
Bachelor of Architecture
(Magna Cum Laude)
College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning
University of Cincinnati
Thesis: Center for East-West Cultural Exchange, Beijing, China
Achievement Award, first architect and first non-tenured faculty to receive the PCI Young Educator Achievement Award, recognizing engineering, architecture, and construction technology educators who have made significant contributions to precast, pre-stressed concrete education early in their careers.
Recipient, first faculty member to receive Precast Concrete Institute grant now totaling $84,700 to teach advanced 6 credit studio emphasizing architectural and structural precast concrete in building design.
Finalist, ReThink/ReDesign/ReCycle, a competition to design new recycling receptacles for Chicago.
Excellence in Design, Additions to Knight Residence receive design award from Lake Forest Historical Society. (Served as principal designer and project architect.)
Honor Award, Levin-Porter receives AIA Dayton Chapter Honor Award for design of additions to Dayton Art Institute. (Served as principal designer and project architect.)
Excellence in Design, Iams Co. Headquarters receives Ohio Builders Exchange Award. (Served as principal designer and project architect.)
Honorable Mention, national competition to design a gas station to serve as the "gateway" into Portland, Maine. This project was a team effort with two other students at the University of Pennsylvania, with advising from a visiting faculty member.
Honorable Mention, in-house competition at the University of Pennsylvania to design a boathouse on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA.
Honorary Scholarship to attend the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania.
Outstanding Senior Award for excellence in co-operative education assignments, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.
Voorheis Honorary Scholarship for academic excellence, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.
University Honors Scholarship for academic excellence, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.
HONORS + AWARDS
PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1999 – 2001
Douglass+Brock Architects, Chicago/Lake Forest IL
Partner in charge of design for residential and institutional projects primarily in north suburban Chicago. Major projects completed include:
Michigan Shores Club: Historic Ballroom Renovations, Wilmette IL
Glunz Residence, Wilmette IL
Conway Farms Golf Club: Master Plan Study, Lake Forest IL
Douglass Cottage, Catskills Mountains, NY
Walgreens Residence Renovations and Additions, Lake Forest IL
Pawlick Residence Addition, Lake Bluff IL
Timson Residence, Lake Forest IL
1991 – 1996
Levin Porter Associates, Dayton OH
Associate in charge of design, with involvement in all aspects of job procurement, design and implementation. Took over as chief designer in Fall of 1993. Responsibilities included conceptualization, organization and layout of presentations to prospective clients, and design team representation at interviews. Served as project architect of large commissions, including:
Wright State University Student Services Building, Fairfield Oh
Dayton Justice Center, Dayton OH
Urbana University Science Classroom Building, Urbana OH
Juvenile Justice Center Renovations, Dayton OH
Iams Corporate World Headquarters, Huber Heights OH
Cancer Treatment Center, Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia OH
Copeland Corporation Scroll Compressor Plant, St. Louis MO
Dayton Art Institute Additions and Renovations, Dayton OH
1987 – 1989
Carl A. Strauss + Associates, Cincinnati OH
Initially documented several interior renovations for the Cincinnati Art Museum, advances to become involved in all aspects of design, design development, and documentation for numerous residential and commercial additions and renovations including:
Taft House renovations, Indian Hill OH
Carl A. Strauss, Jr. Residence, Cincinnati OH
Terizzi Residence, Cincinnati OH
Granville Inn renovations, Granville OH
1986 – 1987
GlaserWorks, Cincinnati OH
Involved primarily with documentation in design development and working drawing phases of several very large projects in Cincinnati area, including
Centennial Plaza Office Complex, Cincinnati OH
Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati OH
University of Cincinnati Multi-Purpose Center, Cincinnati OH
University of Cincinnati Fieldhouse Addition, Cincinnati OH
The Architects Collaborative, Cambridge MA
Cooperative education assignment at U of Cincinnati. Worked as support personnel to one of five design teams. Responsibilities included working with project designers on conceptual drawings and models.
Cho, Wilkes + Benn, Baltimore MD
Cooperative education assignment at U of Cincinnati. Responsibilities included support for building conceptualization, presentations and development. Designed, developed and implemented the conversion of historic worker housing into luxury townhouses in Oella MD.
1982 – 1984
E.A. Glendening, Architect, Cincinnati OH
Cooperative education assignment at U of Cincinnati. Worked principally as a model-builder and draftsman for the firm. Involved in following projects:
Law School Renovations, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
Geology and Physics Building, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH