AIA, LEED® AP
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arizona
Architect Licensed to Practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Tom Donaghy brings 24 years of design excellence to the vibrant office of KGD Architecture. His work in the United States ranges from large urban projects to single works of civic, cultural and commercial architecture and is consistently sympathetic to contextual environments and the connection between human experience and sustainable practices. All of his projects strive to achieve both a sense of place and a quality of space, as he sees these elements most notably affecting the human condition.
As a seasoned design leader, Tom brings an exceptional ability to foster an engaging design dialogue among project stakeholders. A notable example of success from this approach is his design for the Maryland District Court of Rockville, which received an Award of Excellence from the 2012 AIA/AAJ as well as NAIOP DC | MD. He was also honored with an appointment to serve on the Jury for the 2013 AIA Awards and took top prize in the 2015 NAIOP Niche Development competition.
His considerable experience ranges from master planning mixed-use developments in the DC metro area, to the Montgomery County Circuit Court, the Highland Bridge Lofts in Denver, and the Marriott Residence Inn in the District of Columbia. He is actively engaged in the multiple projects with Exelon across the county and multiple hospitality projects in Philadelphia. Tom is Principal-in-Charge of Elizabeth Square, a three-building development in Silver Spring, Maryland, that focuses on the arts, health and wellness. The complex will include units set aside for seniors and affordable housing, and feature such amenities as fitness, club and media space and a swimming pool.