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Thomas W Howell, AIA          tomh@hbcarch.com

Thomas Howell has spent his entire 40 plus year career working in the design and construction field.  After graduation from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1970 he joined the Office of Mies van der Rohe in Chicago where he became a principal and studio head working on such projects as the Motorola Campus Education Center, Mutual Benefit Life Home Office, McDonald’s Corporate Office Campus & IBM Office Building in Pittsburgh.  In 1985 he moved to Urban Design Group as manager of the Kansas City Office and in 1987 he returned to Chicago joined residential developer, Optima, Inc. as Project Director.

In 1993, Howell formed Thomas Howell Architects.  The following year he joined with Gregory Belanger and Raffaele Castelli to create Howell Belanger Castelli Architects in New York which successfully continues to expand to the present day.  Responsible for all aspects of project management and design, Thomas is the primary client contact during all phases—from initial programming and conceptual design through construction and project close-out.

While a principal at HBC Architects, Howell has been involved with ground-up buildings, interiors and prototype development for such national retail clients as Barnes & Noble, Ann Taylor, Best Buy, Brooks Brothers, Juan Valdez & Cybersmith.  Also, he has completed Private Residences in Manhattan, Madison, Essex, Guilford and Norwalk, Connecticut and West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Thomas’s signature leadership of every team includes identifying tasks that are critical to the success of every project, including team formation, communication, costing, and code evaluation.  His personal commitment to the leadership of each project is widely acknowledged and appreciated by HBC’s clients.

Thomas is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society & the American Society of Landscape Architects.  He is a Registered Architect in Illinois, Wisconsin, California, New York, Ohio New Mexico, Maryland, Florida, and Connecticut and is NCARB Certified.  He formerly served on the Faculty of the Illinois Institute of Technology. 

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