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Tom Skolnicki

University Landscape Architect, NC State

Term Ending: Ex-Officio


As University Landscape Architect at NC State since 2006, Tom has helped to craft the vision and design solutions for projects that have transformed campus neighborhoods by seamlessly integrating buildings and open spaces into the existing fabric, including SAS Hall and Stinson Plaza, Hunt Library, and The Oval, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design and its gardens, Talley Student Union and Stafford Commons, and the D.H. Hill, Jr. Library Entry Plaza. Tom has championed new initiatives at NC State including gateways, public art, and a Heritage Tree program, and has also supported and fostered collaborations with academic programs in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Horticultural Science that have earned several design awards for on-campus design-build projects.

Tom earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University and his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from NC State University’s College of Design.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, Tom’s first experience in planning and design was as the project manager for new visual standards and guidelines for Navy Housing neighborhoods.

Tom’s career has focused on creating urban and campus landscapes and he is most interested in areas where landscape architecture overlaps and integrates with other design disciplines. His experience at Lee & Liu Associates in Washington, D.C. includes a 7-acre roof garden on the Pentagon’s Remote Delivery Facility addition and as an Associate at O’Brien/Atkins Associates, Tom’s projects include NetApp’s Research Triangle Park campus, Zeis Hall at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and the Raleigh Convention Center. He is a past chair of the Raleigh Appearance Commission and is regularly recruited for city and regional planning and design efforts.


B.B.A. George Washington University

M.L.A. NC State 1997