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Principal Emeritus

Don’s role as Principal Emeritus brings a much-valued level of experience and design oversight to project teams in the office. As Principal for 37 of his 40 years at TLCD, his resume boasts an impressive list of award-winning projects including many of the most recognizable and respected projects in the community. It’s no wonder that Don followed in the footsteps of his father, an architect with an infectious enthusiasm for the profession. A native of Santa Rosa, Don clearly recalls the establishment of his father’s firm, Thomas M. Tomasi Architect in 1965 – a place where Don spent his early years learning the profession.

Being Principal Emeritus allows Don to focus on what he loves best – the design of projects that serve both clients and community. He also continues his four-decade long record of actively contributing to his community though various organizations and activities. Clients and team members alike appreciate his ability to see “the forest for the trees” and find solutions that support over-arching project goals that strengthen the community.

Having travelled extensively from a young age, Don is heavily influenced by international architecture, which brings subtle undertones to his work that strives for thoughtful and well-conceived design. He can often be found with a fat pen in his hand as he delves into project conceptualization.

I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities but my claim to fame is having hiked the John Muir Trail twice!