The Christman Company
1881 Campus Commons Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1519
Resilience and Restoration: The National Cathedral and the Earthquake
Tom grew up in Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Paul and Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of science degree in architecture in 1989 and then worked for a timber frame company in Port Townsend, Washington and learned the trade of timber-framing for 3 years. Tom then worked as an Architect in Washington and Oregon until 1997 when he changed careers to construction. In 2000 he began his career with Christman and in 2006 became operations director for the Historic Preservation Group. Tom is a past president (2008) of the APT (Association for Preservation Technology) DC chapter, and currently serves as treasurer of APT International and he has been published in the APT Bulletin. He presents and teaches regularly about preservation case studies, and cost metrics for decision-making on sustainable preservation projects.
He lives in northern Virginia with his wife and two children and enjoys fishing, skiing and building cardboard furniture in his spare time.