Rick Rowe, AIA Principal
Rick is an award-winning designer who has been recognized locally and nationally for his work. While at Yale University as a graduate student, Rick studied with two Pritzker Prize winning architects; Frank O. Gehry and Sverre Fehn. In 1992, Rick was featured in the American Institute of Architects national publication Architecture as an “emerging talent” in the field of architectural design. Most recently, his efforts on The Chiles Center at USF were recognized by AIA Florida with an Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture and AIA Tampa Bay with a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture. Rick is the only Florida designer in the last eight years to have two K-12 projects recognized by AIA Florida with three Awards of Excellence in Architecture. He also was responsible for three projects that were selected by the National School Boards Association for inclusion in their 2004 Exhibition of School Architecture. He has received over twenty design awards for his work and has been recognized in publications locally and nationally throughout the past two decades.
Thomas A. Hammer, AIA, LEED AP Principal
Tom Hammer has been a principal of Rowe Architects since 1977. His design and management experience encompasses the full range of the firm’s project history. Tom serves as the firm’s Technical Director and as a Principal in Charge on the firm’s historic preservation work.
As the firm’s Technical Director, Tom has overall responsibility for the Construction Document and Construction Administration phases of all the firm’s projects. Tom is a LEED Accredited Professional whose expertise is in historic rehabilitation and in the technical aspects of architecture and the building envelope. Tom’s advanced business education (MBA) also enables him to provide critical input into project budgeting and cost control monitoring.