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Reflecting Back: Tom Liebel

March 28th, 2017 by

Marks Thomas 50th Anniversary

Marks, Thomas Christmas Party, 2009.

So, I’m still the new guy.  I’ve been at Marks Thomas for over ten years now, and still remember clearly why I decided to join the firm.  The partners here are people of integrity and vision, and I wanted to make sure I was joining a firm where trust, respect, and an enthusiasm for design are the basic principles of how we do business.  I was also intrigued about a firm with a substantial history (40 years at that point) that also wanted to look forward and pioneer projects that focused on historic preservation and sustainable design to create better communities, while still maintaining a legacy of superior design and client service.

Tom’s AIA Fellowship celebration.

Looking at our work over the past decade, it is both a logical extension of the previous four decades of work and also an extraordinary expansion on that legacy – taking us into new sectors, new regions and new clients.  Reflecting on this, it really is remarkable to think about where we stand today, and what we are poised to become.

Today, we are building on this five-decade legacy by continuing to welcome into Marks, Thomas great projects, great clients, and great staff that are smart, creative and genuinely fun to work with.  So, every day I get to work with an outstanding group of individuals that are all trying to make the world a better place by improving the built environment. 

That, and free donuts on Wednesdays…

Tom’s AIA Fellowship celebration.