Tom Chessum, FAIA


Tom Chessum has devoted his 35+ year architectural career to healthcare, research and higher education. Tom’s experience ranges from bench to bedside – from prestigious biosciences projects such as The Salk Institute East Building to comprehensive healthcare projects for Palomar Health, UCLA, UCI and Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. Tom speaks to, and writes for, national client and professional forums. His projects have been published nationally and have garnered awards from Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Design, and the American Institute of Architects. Tom joined the firm in 1986 as one of its original members. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California.



American Institute of Architects, Fellow

Healthcare Design Initiative, Arizona State University

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Advisory Board