Tom Lyon, AIA
Principal, Wolff Lyon Architects
Tom Lyon and John Wolff met at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Colorado, and in 1975, formed the partnership of Wolff Lyon Architects combining their complementary talents. Their work has focused on traditional neighborhood design, affordable housing and mixed-use development. Tom and John have been Architect, Contractor and occasionally Developer on a variety of projects over the years.
Tom oversees the design and documentation processes of the firm as well as fully illustrating designs with distinctive color renderings. His strong background in studio art is revealed in his imaginative and often playful designs. Tom has the ability to quickly sketch possible solutions to a problem so they can be evaluated by the client and other members of the design team.
Tom is a member of the Stapleton Design Review Committee along with his partner John. In that capacity, he has impact on many of the decisions relative to the residential component of the development.
Tom was a founding member of the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA), a non-profit organization established in 1991 dedicated to providing affordable home-ownership opportunities in Boulder. AHA recently developed 14 units at the Holiday Neighborhood in North Boulder.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado. He is a licensed Architect in the states of Colorado and New Hampshire, and is NCARB certified. Tom is also a licensed general contractor and a skilled carpenter. His work has won many awards and has been featured in numerous national publications.