Principal | Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Tom Chung


Tom S. Chung FAIA, LEED BD+C is a Principal at Leers Weinzapfel Associates, recipient of the national AIA Firm Award. Tom is recognized for his creation of a nourishing public realm by pioneering sustainable Mass Timber Architecture, celebrating material and craft, and sharing his knowledge with current and future generation of architects. He has led the firm’s mass timber design for the John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts Amherst, one of the most advanced cross laminated timber building in the US and Adohi Hall at University of Arkansas, the largest cross laminated timber building in the US at the time of its completion. Both were awarded the national AIA Education Building Award and Housing Award, respectively. Tom speaks frequently at conferences and workshops throughout the country sharing his experience in mass timber design with his colleagues. He also teaches design studios focusing on Mass Timber, having taught at various Universities and currently is a Professor of Practice at Auburn University. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in the US, Tom received his degrees in Architecture from University of Virginia and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.