Thomas Yee, AIA, LEED AP

Chairman of the Board, Principal - San Francisco

Tom joined STUDIOS Architecture in its founding year of 1985, and was promoted to Principal in 1989. He served as Managing Principal of the San Francisco office from 1994 - 2006, and as the President of the firm from 1999 – 2009. Tom currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Throughout his more than 30 years as an architect, Tom has demonstrated superior capabilities in the design and management of large-scale, complex projects and the coordination of sizable design and consultant teams. An outstanding designer, he also has a proven track record of producing exceptional results within strict budgetary and schedule constraints. His design work revitalizes traditional architectural forms, drawing inspiration from alternative shapes and materials, as well as light and structure. Tom's experience encompasses corporate, civic, and university projects, along with a substantial portfolio of headquarters and regional offices for leading law firms. He has also led the design of multiple commercial and cultural projects within China.

Thomas Yee

Education & Accreditation

  • University of Michigan Master of Architecture
  • University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, cum laude


  • Licensed Architect, California
  • Licensed Architect, Washington
  • LEED Accredited Professional


  • American Institute of Architects