Tom has more than 20 years of experience managing the design of projects for organizations worldwide. Educated, trained and licensed as an architect, his focus is on creating exceptional environments for clients. He has served as principal designer for hundreds of projects.
Tom has special expertise in workplace design. He has been quoted in recent workplace stories in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, American Public Media’s Marketplace, Metropolis, Interiors & Sources, Contract and The Chicago Tribune. He is a frequent speaker on workplace design at CoreNet Global’s New York City Chapter events and NeoCon.
In 2009, Tom helped establish HOK Product Design, LLC. In addition to designing several new products, he sits on HOK Product Design’s advisory board.
“The ideal process is for everyone to understand the design progression and make sure that we’re all moving in sync. We want to work through the design process together with clients so the design becomes a reflection of who they are as an organization. A clear process and direct communication ensure a really fabulous design.”
“Collaboration is still key. Everyone is focused on being able to work in a team environment. We see flexibility—the ability to work wherever, whenever—as a continuing trend. Health and wellness in the workplace is much more prominent.”
Tom Polucci on the Forces Reshaping Workplace Design | Metropolis
The Workers Dictate What Makes an Office Creative | Bisnow
HOK Collaborates with IFMA on New Workplace Strategy Research Report | HOK Thought Leadership
Q+A: Tom Polucci | HOK News
Video: 10 Elements of Design | Boston Architectural College
Start-Up Chic Goes Corporate | The New York Times
10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office | Entrepreneur
Tom Polucci | Design Bureau
Office Personal Space Is Crowded Out | The Wall Street Journal
Washington University in St. Louis School of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Catholic University of America School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Science, Architecture