Thomas Kaufmann 


Thomas Kaufmann is an artist, educator, preservationist, and architectural illustrator who consults for architects, planners, historic preservationists, & developers. From 2013 – 2016, Tom taught design studio, architectural history, the built environment, and historic preservation at the Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science at Tuskegee University, and was the recipient of an Outstanding Faculty Performance Award for Teaching for academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. He is also a Fellow-Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art in New York City.

Tom’s experience in the fields of architecture & historic preservation serves well in imparting a lifetime of knowledge of the design, building & preservation arts into his architectural illustration work as well as the art of envisioning and problem-solving for projects.

In addition to enjoying a career working in architectural offices since graduating from design school, Tom also served as the Designer for the Alabama Main Street Program while on staff with the Alabama Historical Commission from 2001-2006, providing design assistance for downtown revitalization-facade improvement initiatives across the state of Alabama.

As an artist, Tom has enjoyed a number of requests and commissions for fine art throughout the entirety of his career.

Tom is also very interested and active in preserving fire lookout towers, serving in a volunteer capacity as Area Representative for Alabama for the Forest Fire Lookout Association (FFLA) from 2009 – 2012. He is also very interested in striking tower clocks and bells, and has been at work on a book about Alabama’s tower clocks and bells since 2012, climbing into steeples and towers across the state of Alabama as part of his research for the prospective work.  

Bachelor of Architecture 1988, Auburn University
Certificate 1992, Institute of Classical Architecture, New York
Appointed Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture,1993
Appointed Fellow-Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture, 2002

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