Tom Fortier



San Francisco

+1 (415) 546-2993

Tom is a principal and helps lead our Science+Technology and Higher Education practices out of San Francisco. He has more than 30 years of experience focusing on higher education master planning and the design of research facilities and academic buildings. Tom’s academic clients have included some of the most notable on the West Coast: Stanford University; UC Santa Cruz; UC Davis; UC San Diego; Santa Clara University; University of Southern California; Oregon State University; and Washington State University. He brings a comprehensive understanding of the specialized complexities of science and technology facility environments to each client.

Maintaining an active role with the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Tom has served on multiple committees, awards program juries, and the Society’s Planning Academy over the past 20 years. Tom’s passion for the arts began with emerging artists representation and earned him roles like President of the Gordon and Vivian Gilkey Center at the Portland Art Museum, the Museum’s Council for prints, drawings and photography. He is a member of the American Association of Museums (AAM), the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association.

With the Bay Area being such a unique part of the country, full of innovation and discovery, Tom will play a valued role in design advancement and thought leadership. Tom studied urban & regional planning and architecture at Portland State University and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Oregon and is a graduate of the SCUP Planning Academy.