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Since opening his own practice in 2009, Thomas DeVoss, AIA LEED has provided architectural design services for a variety of civic, cultural, and residential projects, including an off-grid orphanage complex in Haiti, sustainable master plans in Australia, and houses and remodels all over Los Angeles.
As a member of the Art Director’s Guild (Local 800), he also provides illustration services including set sketches, 3d models, set design, and renders to the commercial entertainment industry.
As a licensed Realtor, he is a partner at Deasy Penner, a firm focused on representing architectural, historic, and luxury estate properties.
Previously, Mr. DeVoss worked as a designer at Gehry Partners on the Barclays Arena for the Brooklyn Nets, the Guggenheim Museum in Abu Dhabi, and the Atlantis Sentosa Resort in Singapore.
From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a Project Manager at New West Land Company, developing conservation-based land use and inhabitation plans for tens of thousands of acres of Hawaii, Nebraska, Idaho, Colorado, California, and Italy.
From 2009-2012, Mr. DeVoss served as Senior Designer for Ciralight Global, a smart skylight company, where he designed and coordinated the inclusion of advanced, gps-enabled skylights into hundreds of buildings around the world.
Mr. DeVoss’s 15+ years of architectural experience also include time at the Los Angeles offices of The Hettema Group, Gensler, EIS Studio, Leo Daly, Adam Wheeler Design, FER studio, and Zapatka Architects in Washington, DC.
He received his Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006, where he was awarded the Joe Chole Traveling Fellowship to study the bridges of Iberia and Japan. He earned his Bachelor in Classics from Georgetown University in 2002 and studied abroad at Cornell’s architecture school in Rome.
Mr. DeVoss is the co-author of The Future of Smart Cities and You; Urban Prototyping (2012) and his designs have been published in Innovative Infrastructure; Transit Solutions for Los Angeles (2009), Wall Street Journal (2014 and 2015), Curbed (2014), Mountain Living Magazine (2012), Country Living Magazine (2013), and exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2008).
Mr. DeVoss was born in Bangkok, raised in Los Angeles, and lives in Echo Park, California. He is LEED Certified, AIA licensed in California and Texas, and CalBRE licensed. He spends his free time playing soccer, golfing, mountain biking, gardening, and traveling.