Tom Bessai, OAA

MArch (UCLA), BArch (UBC), BA (U. Alberta)


Tom leads the prototyping, fabrication and computation arm of the studio, ensuring our work makes use of the latest materials and technologies. An accomplished researcher with a strong background in both academia and practice, Tom’s explorations on computation and fabrication have been widely presented and exhibited, including publications in both popular and peer reviewed journals. His research work is complimented by professional experience in forms both local and abroad, including Frank Ghery’s office in Los Angeles and Taylor Hazell Architects in Toronto where he contributed to several important civic institutional projects in Toronto including the renovation and extension of Humber College Lakeshore Campus library.
Tom has held a faculty position in design at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design since 2001.