Tom Goetz

Tom returned to OPN upon graduating from Iowa State University with a Master of Architecture (2020) degree. He interned at OPN in the spring of 2019. Prior to joining the team, he participated in a six-month externship working for SOM in Shanghai, China. He holds a Bachelor degree in economics from Grinnell College (2014).

Q: What inspires your work?

A:  One thing I am inspired by is learning how things are made. Not only the physical process of making but the social processes we organize ourselves in to get projects done.

Q: What do you like about the industry?

A:  There is a sort of world-building aspect to architecture. Every project has new clients, a new team, and new challenges. I enjoy tackling those challenges and making a space that is fulfilling for everyone involved.