With over 10 years experience in Calgary’s residential design industry, Tom has been involved in every stage of the design process: from conceptual design, to development permit drawings, through to fully detailed construction plans for building permit. Tom is well-versed in Calgary’s Land Use Bylaw as well as the Alberta Building Code. He’s also experienced in navigating the City of Calgary’s development permit application processes and well-equipped to find solutions to satisfy client requests with City requirements and community desires.
After graduating from SAIT Polytechnic’s Architectural Technology program in 2005, Tom found himself designing and drafting for a few of Calgary’s suburban builders. At Cardel Homes he quickly became their top-producing draftsperson during Calgary’s housing boom of 2008, and volunteered for the role of Editor/Designer of the Cardel Quarterly newsletter. In addition to his formal AutoCAD training at SAIT, he has become proficient with PowerCADD, SoftPlan, and Revit. Tom joined Inertia Corporation as the company's first employee in the fall of 2009. During his tenure at Inertia, he has designed and drafted countless projects, ranging from single-family infills to multi-family complexes. As Inertia's lead/senior technologist, Tom reviews all permit drawings and oversees the office's BIM/drafting standards.