Raised in Wyoming, Tom Ward returned to Jackson Hole in the late 1980’s after spending 10 years in New York City. He formed Ward+Blake Architects with partner Mitch Blake in 1996.
In 2002 he developed a post-tensioned rammed earth process to address building systems with a low carbon footprint. In 2004 he was awarded a patent for the process he named “Earthwall”. Tom feels that his architectural education at Arizona State University gave him a unique preview of the green building movement.
At the time of his matriculation, ASU was the leading architectural institution working with passive and active solar applications as well as cutting edge energy conservation technology.
Designing buildings that acknowledges stewardship with the land is second nature to him, and the green building movement represents a continuing force in his practice of environmentally specific architecture.