Our Donors

We are grateful to our donors who have generously supported the development of this website.


HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Its 1,600 people collaborate across a network of 24 offices on three continents, designing buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment.  
The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation funds undergraduate and graduate studies and provides financial support related to building engineering, design, and technology.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 50 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. It strives to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
NAC recognizes industry leaders in design and construction and has been committed to supporting engineering and architecture educational initiatives that are significant to the nation’s construction and infrastructure needs.
STV Incorporated provides architectural, engineering, planning, environmental and construction services for transportation, infrastructure, buildings, energy and other facilities nationwide. 


RTA Advisory Services

We thank the following firms who have supplied project photos for the website: HOK, The Thornton Tomasetti Foundation, 
Structure Tone, Perkins Eastman and CetraRuddy.
The video of The Shed was provided by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro.

A special thanks goes to HOK for allowing their young architects to be interviewed. Their input helped shape the content of this website:  (Left to right) Dylan Weber Callahan, Sara Dionis, Claudia Conde and Bradley Postian. Not Pictured: Matthew Graham.

We are indebted to Gensler for producing the series of videos on the site of young architects discussing their work experience. Thank you Gensler!  (Left to right) Fitgi Saint-Louis, Santiago Rivera, Sara Silvestri, Megan Dobstaff,  and Arielle Levy.

In Memoriam 

Architect Perry Dean Lord (1928-2017) provided guidance and input to the formation of the Those Amazing Professions Inc. (TAP) nonprofit organization and served as an inspiration for the Those Amazing Architects website. Growing up in Missoula, Montana, with a degree in architecture from Montana State College, his career centered in Boston and New York; first as a partner at the Boston architectural firm Lord & Den Hartog, and in 1966 as a partner in the international architecture/engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas. He went on to become a senior vice president of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. in charge of the firm’s Boston office. In 1980 he formed The Lord Company, a real estate development firm with a focus on the redevelopment of historic properties. One of many projects was the renovation of the old freight depot on Market Street in Chattanooga which opened as a specialty retail center in 1985 and included Perry’s, a fine-dining restaurant in 1986. Following retirement, when Perry and his wife Barbara Lord moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, he was active as the Main Street manager from 1994 to 2007, and as a volunteer mediator in the Okaloosa County Court system. We remain ever grateful for Perry’s perspective and enthusiasm for all our endeavors.
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