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
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
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.