Commonwealth Architects
“A good relationship with the client is not enough, you have to also conduct quality work and meet the needs of all involved.”

Thomas Heatwole, AIA, LEED AP

Principal / Architect

Tom is a jack of all trades at Commonwealth Architects, as he is involved in everything from architectural design and historic rehabilitation to quality assurance and quality control. With decades of experience in architecture, his attention to detail and willingness to face challenges make him an invaluable leader at Commonwealth Architects. He also assists in ensuring that all projects comply with state building codes and other standards. His favorite projects involve new construction, mixed-use and multi-family residential projects, but he never turns down something new and intriguing.


American Institute of Architects

Virginia State Bar (Construction Litigation & Real Property Sections), Associate Member

U.S. Green Building Council


Juris Doctorate, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond

Master of Architecture, University of Houston

Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia


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