(817) 706-0114
Since 1995

Where We Started

Lincoln Logs, American Bricks, and Lego Blocks occupied my time as a child and my time with my son during his childhood. Discovering the discipline of how detail and appropriate executions caused one unit to function in agreement with another was a seed that sprouted and guided my life towards architecture.

Tom Hines Architect, (THA) began in 1995 with a special interest in the design, construction, and operation of facilities, in addition to the responsibilities challenging owners, occupants, maintenance staff, and architects. It is our belief the client’s expectation and the project’s reality should converge after the completion of the construction and throughout the years of the owner’s use. The application of architecture to achieve one’s dreams and desires should exemplify a statement by Havelock Ellis:

“The art of dancing stands at the source of all arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person, and in the end, they all unite.”

Where We Are Today

Facilities unique to the owner’s special needs require the creative effort to balance function, aesthetics, durability, and affordability in operation. Projects are developed with these relationships and years of design experiences responding to the owner's visions and desires.

We are constantly researching new technology and manufacturing techniques that reduce the cost of construction, enhance the building’s aesthetic quality, and reduce operating cost without compromising durability.

Current projects include working with owners of older buildings to reduce lighting and heating and cooling operation costs, facility assessments, recommendations for deferred maintenance, reductions in preventive maintenance costs, reuse conversions, residential conversions, and adaptive reuse of aging facilities.

Architecture

Planning

Engineering

Tom Hines

Architect

Honors
Recognitions

  • Small Business Enterprise - Texas Department of Transportation; City of Austin, Texas; City of Fort Worth, Texas; City of San Antonio, Texas; North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA); South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA); North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA)
  • RESNET HERS Associate - Residential Energy Services Network - Housing Energy Rating System
  • Award of Merit - Affordable Housing and Design Technology, City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Charrette Planner - National Charrette Institute
  • Guest Lecturer - College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
  • Associate Faculty - Architecture and Technology Division Collin County College, Frisco, Texas
  • Adjunct Faculty - College of Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society in Architecture, Texas A&M University

Publications

Mr. Hines is author or co-author of more than ten peer-reviewed technical papers for national and international symposiums subjects ranging masonry education, efficiency in construction and masonry restoration in addition to the article on dry-stack affordable masonry construction for Aberdeen's Magazine of Masonry Construction.

Presentations

Texas A&M University College of Architecture
Three case-study presentations in a series of topics discussing stabilizing and cleaning masonry buildings and alternatives applications of masonry systems contributing to affordable construction.

Education

Master of Architecture - University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture - University of Texas at Arlington

Professional
Registrations

State of Texas - Architect, Interior Designer
NCARB Certificate

Social
Responsibility

City of Arlington, Texas - Arlington Housing Authority
City of Arlington, Texas - Arlington Housing Authority
Neighborhood Stabilization Program - New Prototype Homes
Single Family Residence
Group Home - developed for homeless, single, pregnant mothers.

Comments
of Peers

Honesty & Transparency - “Mr. Hines has excellent organizational skills and a strong work ethic. He is always precise in his work. He also works amazingly with other professional team members and loves to collaborate with others and their ideas. Over the past nineteen months, I have found clarity in his thinking, honesty with transparency in his business dealings, accuracy in his recommendations, and truthfully appropriate with his opinions.”
Adel Azer, Owner, Trusted Remodeling, Inc.


Professionality & Fairness - “I have personally been involved with Mr. Hines as we worked for his company on many projects for several years. He has always proceeded in a professional manner, and has been fair with our company when challenges presented themselves as they often do in the construction business.

We always look forward to any project where we can work with Mr. Hines, as we know it will be a successful job for both our company and the customer. I highly recommend Mr. Hines to you. I think he will be a great asset to you in any projects you have planned.”
Doug House, Vice-President, WilHouse Sheet Metal, Inc.


Diligence & Thoroughness - “Tom and I have worked on several projects together for over more than five years. He has always had the Client's best interest at heart. Tom is diligent and thorough on all of his projects.”
Lewis Arnold, P.E., Arnold Engineering, PLLC


Responsibility & Ethics - “I have worked with Tom for several years on two or three municipal water projects and have found him to be very competent and honest, a professional in every manner. He is very familiar with the Construction Document and Construction Administration process of Project Delivery. I believe he is capable with most of the electronic drafting programs. Tom has always acted responsibly and ethically in all of our collaborations.”
Randall H. Walton, AIA, NCIA, NCARB, Principal, Walton & Walton Architecture - Interior Design


Performance - “...I would like to provide a reference for Mr. Hines. I am an electrical engineer that has worked with Mr. Hines on previous projects for municipal clients and have known Mr. Hines for over ten years. Mr. Hines is a good architect who is very professional in his work. He has always stayed true to his morals and always performed ethically.”
Mr. Timothy E. Campbell, P.E. LKC-ES Engineering Service


Detail-Oriented - “I am a licensed Structural Engineer and I have known and have had the pleasure of workingwith Mr. Stephen Thomas Hines intermittently on various projects over the past seventeen (17) years. Mr. Hines is of excellent character and reputation. He acts in a professional manner andis honorable, reliable, and dependable. His experience as an Architect is broad and diverse, andhe has demonstrated sound technical knowledge within his profession.”
John Tornberg, Principal, Structural Solutions, Inc.


Quality Leadership - “As a Project Director at GL Barron, Tom demonstrated an exceptional ability to lead a design team in a truly collaborative and integrated process. He is truly an innovative, results-driven professional that excels in all phases of architecture, utilizing his strong organizational and management skills to articulate his design intent to clients.”
Antonio Dorsey, Project Designer, G.L. Barron


Highly Skilled - “Tom's level of knowledge of ArchiCAD and his intuitive ability to problem solve is a great strength. His experience enables him to effectively coordinate design issues with consultants and clients to achieve the desired results. Tom also brings the foresight to set-up projects effectively at an early stage to ensure success over the progression of the project.”
Doug Mayfield, Architectural Intern, Hallum Architects, Inc.


Resources

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