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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.


Principal, AIA

Tom Brock Architect, P.C.

2908 W Fullerton Ave

Suite 202

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
(with commendations)

Graduate School of Fine Arts

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia PN

1980 – 1986

Bachelor of Architecture
(Magna Cum Laude)

College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati OH

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.
















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

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