Tom Trenolone is an architect and design enthusiast who calls Omaha, Nebraska, home where he lives with his wife Amy and sons John “Jack” and Gunnar. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with degrees in Architecture and Advertising. Tom then attended graduate school at the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning (MArch) where he was an AIA National Merit Scholar and member of the acclaimed design-build entity Studio 804. Tom leads the Great Plains Studios of HDR, where he is a Design Director and Vice President with the firm. He has most recently led the design for the new Parkland Hospital, a $1.27 billion healthcare facility in Dallas, Texas.
Under his leadership, Tom’s studios have garnered over 70 AIA awards for design excellence. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably in The New York Times, Architectural Record, Architect, Interior Design Magazine, Dwell, Wallpaper and the Venice Biennale. He was the recipient of the 2002 Kagan Design Fellowship, 2009 Tau Sigma Delta-Silver Medal and 2011 AIA Young Architects Award. In collaboration with some great colleagues, he founded daOMA (design alliance OMAha, Inc.) in 2006, a non-profit dedicated to bringing greater awareness of progressive architecture and the design arts to Nebraska and western Iowa. He is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member with the University of Kansas School of Architecture Design and Planning.