Thomas is the Founder of LEVER Architecture, a design practice based in Portland, OR. His firm is widely recognized for material innovation and pioneering work with Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). Thomas’ projects encompass first-of-their-kind timber buildings for clients such as The Nature Conservancy and Adidas and include more than $1M in research to develop and test wood building assemblies. He has lectured on mass timber throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America, and served as the USDA Wood Innovation Grant Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas. LEVER was recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies,and in 2017was named to Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard and the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices.