Tom Marble is interested in the often complicated relationship of people to their environment. From "Twelve Minutes with Frank & Dolores," a short fiction film presented at the 1989 Monterey Design Conference, to "After the city, this [is how we live]" published by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, to his just completed an urban noir, “The Expediter,” Tom has employed design fiction to explore the tension between our inner and outer lives.  

Tom earned his BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and his Master of Architecture from Yale. After working for firms as diverse as Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Morphosis, RIOS and The Irvine Company, he started his own practice, Tom Marble Architecture, in 2001.

Tom’s work has been published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, California Home + Design, ArcCA - the Journal of the AIA California Council, www.dwell.com, the Architect’s Newspaper, Metropolis and in the most recent edition of Gebhard and Winter’s “An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.” 

Tom has taught at USC, Cal Poly Pomona, Woodbury, and SCI-Arc and has led two urban design studios at Colorado College.


At TMA, we tell stories in four dimensions. We are seasoned designers working in a variety of architectural genres, delivering client-driven forms and spaces to promote and enhance well-being for people as they evolve in their lives. TMA works at all scales, ranging from furniture to gardens, from homes and neighborhoods, to the city.

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