Tom is a Studio Leader and Design Director in Gensler’s Los Angeles office and a leader of the firm’s Entertainment Practice Area. Known for his expertise in the creation of innovative, immersive environments, Tom understands the importance of storytelling in designing authentic, engaging experiences. He believes that every project – large or small – begins with a story. Tom’s professional career includes 14 years with Walt Disney Imagineering, where he was instrumental in bringing to life some of the world’s most memorable theme parks and environments. His expertise in big-picture theme park conceptual design and execution gives him the flexibility to provide design leadership for projects of any scale. Tom is a registered architect and earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.