To my Website Visitors:  I have retired and closed my active Architectural Practice. 

(Please feel free to peruse and take advantage of the considerable resources contained on this website)

(updated December 2014)
~ ~ ~ ~  Note New Address and Phone Number:      317 6th Ave      Stevens Point, WI 54481      715-341-7741  ~ ~ ~ ~
(note new Address & Phone)
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Mead Project Achieves LEED-Platinum Certification
The Mead Wildlife Area Education & Vistor Center has been awarded the highest level of green building certification, LEED-Platinum, by the Green Building Certification Institute.

The project was certified under the
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The facilty is Wisconsin's first publicly-owned new building to achieve a LEED-Platinum rating.

The Mead facility has also earned the
Energy Star Building certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Click here for more information on the Sustainable Design and LEED features


Stanton W. Mead Education & Visitor Center

Mead Wildlife Area DNR Headquarters & Education Center - Click to see a detailed Case Study and description of Sustainable Design & Renewable Energy features.

Mead Wildlife Area DNR Headquarters

Milladore, Wisconsin

Thomas Brown, Architect

Mead Project Honored with State & National Awards

2006 Wisconsin Governor's Award - Division of State Facilities

Excellence in Sustainable Design & Construction

2006 Wisconsin Sustainability & Energy Efficiency (SE2) Award

Excellence in Sustainable Design & Construction

2006 National Association of Conservation Engineers - Award of Honor

2005 Wisconsin Governor's Service Award - Division of State Facilities

Awarded to the Friends of Mead-McMillan Association

The Mead Education & Visitor Center features state-of-the art Sustainable Design and Construction Methods.

In addition to a high-performance building envelope, the facility incorporates 5 different Renewable Energy systems: Wind, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Hot water, Ground-source Geothermal and Wood Biomass.

Click here for a Case Study on the Mead DNR facility

Mike & Melba Sullivan Residence

Sullivan Residence - click to see a PowerPoint slide presentation on the design, construction and performance of this house

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Sullivan Project Honored with National Award
National EnergyValue 2000 Gold Award - First-place

National Association of Homebuilders Research Center (NAHBRC)
The Sullivan Residence, pictured at left, is a Wisconsin High-Performance Home.

This residence was honored with a first-place National Award by the National Association of Homebuilders Research Institute. It was selected as the best Innovative/Advanced home in a Cold-climate Region.

This home also received a 5-Star Plus rating under the US/EPA EnergyStar Program.

The Sullivan Residence was built by Gimme Shelter Construction of Amherst, Wisconsin.

Click here for a Case Study & Powerpoint presentation on this house

Tom Brown

About The Firm
Thomas Brown has been a Registered Architect in Wisconsin since 1977, and holds national certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). His practice specializes in environmentally-responsible design, emphasizing the use of state-of-the-art energy-conserving design, advanced construction techniques, and the adaptive re-use and restoration of historic structures. He has designed numerous projects utilizing advanced construction methods and heating systems throughout central Wisconsin and has successfully completed several federally-certified Historic Preservation Tax Credit projects.

Tom Brown holds certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)-Accredited Professional.
Tom is a founding member of the Energy & Environmental Building Association (EEBA), an international organization of builders, designers and researchers promoting the use of energy conserving construction methods in residential and light-commercial buildings. He is also a founding member of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA), a statewide organization promoting sustainable approaches in design and construction, and a member of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA).

His firm has been located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin since 1979, except for a sabbatical from 1991-1995 when he and his family relocated to the southern Africa country of Mozambique. Through the United Nations Development Program, Tom provided technical assistance and coordinated a countrywide school construction and rehabilitation program funded by the World Bank. Upon returning to Stevens Point, he reopened his architectural practice. He has been a frequent presenter at local, regional and national energy and sustainable building conferences and teaches an environmental design course in the Interior Architecture program at UW-Stevens Point.

 Downloadable PDF Firm Brochure

 Click here for a downloadable Firm Brochure (230kb PDF)

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