Tomas Jimenez-Eliaeson is a partner and the director of design for the Charlotte Community Practice Area at Little, an industry leading architecture and design firm with more than 325 professionals in seven locations across the country. He leads a team of architects and designers dedicated to educational, cultural and civic projects including academic institutions, cultural facilities, performing arts centers, and libraries.
Tomas is a member of the AIA, NCARB, ALE, and is a LEED Accredited professional. Originally from Spain, Tomas received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Houston and a Master Degree in Architectural Design from the University of Texas at Austin. Tomas blends his European and American experiences and injects them into thoughtful design solutions. His emphasis is on urban design, building design, building technology, and the design process from concept to construction administration. His creativity and expertise come together to provide clients with collaborative solutions that acknowledge social and environmental responsibility, build community connections and enhance business performance.
Tomas is focused on projects that fuse typological redefinitions and environmentally conscious design with leading-edge technology and innovation. He is highly passionate about the future of education and has written about the Immersive Learningscape, an approach to the design of educational facilities that respond to 21st century skills, innovation and trans-disciplinary collaboration. He is also researching the relationship and connectivity between learning and workplace in the future, and the role of Neuroscience and Wellness in the design of the Learning Ecosystem. He has presented at various National and International conferences, including the AIA National Convention, NEOCON World’s Trade Fair, A4LE International Conference, and Innovate Conference in Brazil.