LAN Associates congratulates Taylor Thomas on becoming a newly licensed architect and joining the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Taylor’s road to becoming an architect started at SUNY Delhi in New York where he earned a Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Design & Building. He joined LAN as a summer intern in 2013 and returned to LAN as an Architectural Designer and Draftsperson right after he completed his degree in 2014.
“Taylor is an extremely dedicated up-and-comer. He put in a lot of hard work and LAN congratulates him on this career milestone,” said Michael McGovern, Vice President of LAN’s Goshen office. “The path to achieving a license to practice architecture is not easy, but Taylor remained dedicated. To be licensed as an architect in New York State a candidate must be of good moral character and meet education, practical experience, and rigorous examination requirements. Since his early days with the firm as an intern in training, Taylor has always had the talent, and now he has the credentials to match that talent. We couldn’t be prouder to have him as a part of the LAN team.”
Taylor is a committee chair for LAN’s Young Professional’s Group, and an active member of LAN’s internal Research & Innovation Committee which helps keep LAN on the forefront of technology in the AEC industry.
Thomas has worked on many of LAN’s largest projects including the additions and renovations at Goshen High School where he spearheaded the design of the school’s new, technology infused STEAM Lab as well as LAN work on the Goshen Historic Track.
“From a young age I have always been interested in the built environment. From designing and building treehouses from wood pallets to building our two-car garage at my parent’s home, watching these structures go from a two-dimensional drawing to something tangible was fascinating,” said Thomas when asked about his career pursuit. “Although the path to this point was long and riddled with obstacles, I am excited and honored to finally be able to hold the title of Architect.”
With this recent achievement, Taylor is eager to continue the advancement of the Goshen architectural department, where he will contribute to the design and development of a variety of projects.