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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.




Tom Hines



  • Small Business Enterprise - Texas Department of Transportation
  • 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


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.


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.


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


State of Texas - Architect, Interior Designer
NCARB Certificate


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.

of Peers

Detail Oriented - “Tom is an exceptional Architect that is very knowledgeable in the field of Architecture. He is extremely thorough in his product and pays acute attention to details. Tom coordinates well with others and has a strong basic level of knowledge in the disciplines for which he coordinates. As a result, Tom contributes positively to all projects in which he is involved.”
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.


Tom Hines - Architect, LLC attributes our success to the relationships we have with our excellent consultants, subcontractors, and vendors that help us not only get the job done, but to also deliver successful projects...