Architect Thomas Oppelt combines a natural vision for design with a history of diverse architectural work experiences. His work is becoming recognized on a national level as he currently manages projects in several states and internationally.
Thom attained his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. His architectural studies included a semester abroad in Europe, where he attained a first-hand appreciation for European design influences. One of his first jobs out of college was as a Junior Designer for an internationally recognized architecture firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, in Chicago, Illinois. One of the projects Thom worked on there included a five city block project for the City of Barcelona, Spain, in preparation for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Bruce J. Graham FAIA was the managing partner Thom got to know while in Chicago. Mr. Graham is one of America's leading designers of high-rise buildings such as the Sears Tower, and The Hancock Building. Mr. Graham was a mentor and a great inspiration to Thom in his early career and their relationship continues to this day.
Thom spent about six years practicing in the Vail Valley of Colorado. His firm specialized in residential and resort commercial design. Among some of the projects that Thom worked on during his years in Colorado were over twenty residences in Colorado and Yong Pyong Resort in South Korea, The Summit Club and General Store - Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado; as well as projects in Pentwater, Michigan and at Peek and Peak Resort in New York State.
Since 2002 Thom has been practicing in Kerrville, Texas. His practice specializes in 'Old World' residential and commercial design. Along with his experience, Thom brings a willingness to listen to his clients and at the same time, offer creative design approaches. The result is an efficient process that incorporates the amenities and features sought after by today's home buyer. You'll see and feel the difference when you walk through a home designed by Thom Oppelt...a home you'll be proud to call your own.