Thomas F. Robinson | AIA, Founding Principal
5 PM Friday, February 24, 2017
Thomas Robinson founded LEVER Architecture, a progressive Portland, Oregon based practice, in 2009. His work explores the link between architectural experience and material innovation. Thinking at the level of construction from the outset allows Robinson to align concept with reality and bring greater quality to everyday building types. His practice is pioneering the use of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in North America with Framework, winner of the US Tall Wood Building Competition Prize and slated to be the first mass timber high-rise in the US. Other significant completions include Albina Yard, the first US office building made from domestically-fabricated CLT; student housing for the Pacific Northwest College of Art; and the L’Angolo Estate winery. His firm recently received the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices Award and has been recognized for design excellence by AIA Chapters in Portland, the Northwest Region, and Los Angeles. Prior to founding LEVER, Robinson led cultural and institutional projects for Allied Works and Herzog & de Meuron. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.