The architecture, planning, and interiors firm The Architectural Team (TAT) has announced the elevation of senior project manager and architect Tom Schultz to the position of Associate. A well-regarded national expert in multifamily housing design, urban infill development, senior living, and adaptive reuse project types, Schultz is a valuable source for the media who can draw from a range of case studies to illuminate today’s key design and development trends.
In his 19 years with TAT, Tom Schultz, AIA, NCARB, has led design and project management for over 3 million square feet of built projects in New England alone. His portfolio includes work for major national developers such as Lennar, Toll Brothers, Hines and Greystar, as well as for global brands and public institutions. Recent highlights include:
• Creative combinations of adaptive reuse and new construction such as 100 Shawmut, a 138-unit condominium project nearing completion in Boston’s South End. The design integrates an existing six-story brick warehouse structure with a seven-story contemporary addition — offering a useful model for dramatically increasing buildable square footage while preserving historic streetscapes.
• Strategic urban infill developments that support reinvestment and revitalization, such as One Chestnut Place, a 15-story tower that replaces a parking lot in downtown Quincy, Massachusetts. With 140 rental units, ground-floor retail, and an adjacent public plaza, the transit-oriented development forms a key element in the city’s plans for a new era of economic growth.
• Award-winning mixed-use destinations including Boston's Lovejoy Wharf. This redevelopment of a derelict waterfront complex into new public outdoor and retail space, along with the global headquarters for apparel brand Converse, spurred a wave of reinvestment in northern Boston.
• Master planned affordable neighborhoods such as Flat 9 at Whittier, an award-winning transit-oriented development transforming an outdated 1950s public housing block into a new mixed-income, mixed-use community with on-site resident services ranging from healthcare enrollment to food distribution.
“At TAT, our collaborative culture helps us all succeed in designing the best possible projects,” says Schultz. “I’m honored and thrilled to continue my growth with the firm, and I see this expanded role as an opportunity to work even more closely with my colleagues, and to deepen client relationships in the pursuit of creating meaningful places and enriching communities.”
In his new position as Associate, Schultz will continue to lead building projects while expanding his involvement with firm leadership including project design, client management, and business development. According to TAT leaders, this promotion reflects Schultz’s continued commitment to design excellence as well as an expanding project portfolio in a period of substantial growth. The firm, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, named four new principals, a director of marketing and a new director of interior design in fall 2020.