Senior Project Designer, Hickok Cole
Tom Corrado, LEED AP is an Associate Principal and a senior project designer at Hickok Cole, where he works for the firm’s commercial architecture practice. With 20+ years of design experience, his holistic approach emphasizes a synergy between a building’s function and how it’s experienced by its users.
A few of Tom’s design interests include urban studies, enhanced placemaking, and how innovations in digital fabrication and material science will drive architecture and design in the 21st century.
His most recent obsession is mainstreaming mass timber, a material he feels has the capacity to completely alter the way we design, construct, and experience buildings. He is also working on new prototypes of medical office buildings and incorporating biophilia into the healthcare industry.
His most noteworthy projects include 80 M Street, Washington DC’s first mass timber office renovation, Anthem Row, 909 Rose Avenue, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies headquarters. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture at Clemson University.
Mass Timber Overbuilds: A Case Study on 80 M Street
The practice of vertical expanding a building in Washington, DC is relatively familiar. Zoning changes, markets shift, and opportunities arise. Vertically expanding with mass timber, now that was an opportunity! At 80 M St., SE Washington, DC Hickok Cole and our design partner Mercer Mass Timber successfully added 100,000sf to an existing office building using timber. We will share how we accomplished this expansion and why it made sense to do it utilizing mass timber.