Thomas M. Gallas, Hon. AIA

"As master planners and urban designers, we create the neighborhoods that integrate architecture and the public realm, and we ensure that our buildings, neighborhoods and campuses contribute to the cities and towns of which they are a part, physically, socially, and economically."

In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gallas has helped Torti Gallas + Partners gain international recognition as a firm dedicated to advancing the principles of the New Urbanism and Smart Growth. 

He has extensive experience managing complex community revitalization projects involving diverse teams. This knowledge and expertise are of great significance in arriving at successful and transformative strategies. Additionally, Mr. Gallas’ financial and management background provides him with a deeply rooted appreciation and understanding of project management tools that are critical to keeping projects on schedule. 

As testament to his leadership and expertise, President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Gallas to the National Capital Planning Commission in 2016.

Mr. Gallas received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Maryland. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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