Tom Liebel, FAIA, LEED AP is a Principal with Marks, Thomas Architects, a Baltimore-based multi-disciplinary design firm. Recently elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, Tom is also of the first 25 LEED Accredited Professionals in the country. Tom has been involved in integrating sustainable design principles into a variety of ground-breaking adaptive use and historic preservation projects over the past fifteen years, including the innovative mixed-use project, Miller’s Court. Projects Tom has worked on have received multiple local, state and national awards for design, smart growth, sustainable design and historic preservation, including national awards from the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Tom is involved in ongoing research exploring the relationship between sustainability, preservation and urban design, and has a particular interest in the use of urban adaptive use projects to promote neighborhood revitalization and civic engagement.
Author, critic and mentor, Tom has consulted on green projects nationally and internationally and has recently authored a chapter on sustainable design for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program publication, Revitalizing Main Street: A Practitioner's Guide to Comprehensive Commercial District Revitalization. Most recently, Tom was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the state’s newly established Sustainable Growth Commission.