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Thomas H. Robson

At a Glance

Class Year: 1970

Award Year: 2004

Degree: Bachelor of Environmental Design, Master of Architecture

Profession: Architecture


Tom Robson '70 (BED), '73 (M.ARCH) has 40 years of experience managing and overseeing large-scale planning, design and construction projects worldwide. In 2011, after 17 years as managing principal of HOK's Houston office and Texas region, he was named the firm's chief operating officer. He is a member of HOK's executive committee, board of directors and project delivery board. Robson was principal-in-charge for the historic King Abdullah University of Science and Technology project, in which a team of more than 800 professionals designed and built a 5.5-million-square-foot university in Saudi Arabia in just 30 months. He was principal for projects including the new 6.4-million-sq.-ft. Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex in Doha, Qatar, the 76-story CMA Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles and the Bush Presidential Library in College Station. Robson is LEED-credentialed and registered in 26 states. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, the Design-Build Institute of America, the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and the Greater Houston Partnership.