Thomas D. Kearns

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President, DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns
Expert in Residence, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Thomas D. Kearns, FAIA, LEED AP, is President, DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns, Concord MA. Tom joined DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns in 2013. He is a leading principal in the firm’s design and planning practice, with designs noted for fostering community, strengthening identity and advancing the mission of his clients. Tom comes to DSK from Shepley Bulfinch where he developed a broad range of experience with higher education projects including Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, and Xavier University. Also, his secondary school experience includes projects at Concord Academy and the Groton School. Tom’s Shepley experience includes facilitating strategic visioning workshops focused on an array of topics including “The Future of Transdisciplinary Teaching and Research; The Future of College and University Dining; Leadership in Professional Services Organizations; and Orchestrating Consensus in Complex Communities.” He has been widely published, and regularly presents to academic organizations, including the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

Tom graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s of Architecture in 1984. Tom is currently on the editorial board of College Planning and Management Magazine and is an instructor at Harvard GSD Executive Education. He loves to paint, play the drums, and spend time with his family.