“I most enjoy the preliminary part of the design process. It’s a game of mental gymnastics to approach a fresh set of architectural drawings and to put the pieces of the structural puzzle together.”
Tom’s introduction into an engineering career came after he applied for an open position at a start-up firm in Seattle. From there, he developed his skills through various gigs in the Pacific Northwest and Central Texas – even in forensics engineering. After joining DCI Engineers, Tom discovered he was part of an organization where every person was eager to assist him, push him to grow, and willing to go the extra mile to help him become a better person and engineer.
Since then, he has led an array of residential, commercial, and adaptive reuse projects. Tom even coordinated the office’s field equipment of measuring tape, flashlights, and cameras so his colleagues would easily find the tools needed for a site visit. Now in a team leadership role, he mentors colleagues, recruits new talent, and maintains strong client and contractor relationships.
- Where is your hometown
Corpus Christi, Texas
- What was your favorite class in college?
Chicano Literature. The books and articles we read exposed me to more about my own Latino culture that I either hadn’t appreciated or recognized.
- What do you love most about the DCI work environment?
The gregarious and laidback culture