Tom Wiscombe

Tom Wiscombe is the Undergraduate Program Chair at SCI-Arc. He has been a senior faculty member at the school since 2009, teaching in the M.Arch II and ESTm programs, both focused on experimental digital design. Wiscombe’s firm, EMERGENT, was recently named the architect of two high-profile buildings for the 2013 Chinese National Games, the Shenyang Taekwondo Arena and Civic Recreation Center as well as the Shenyang Judo Arena. In 2009, ICON Magazine named Wiscombe one of the “top 20 architects in the world who are making the future and transforming the way we work.” Wiscombe was previously Senior Designer and Project Partner at Coop Himmelblau, where he served as right-hand to principal Wolf Prix. He was responsible for various internationally renowned projects, including the Dresden UFA Cinema Place, the Lyon Musee des Confluences, and the Akron Art Museum. Most notably, Wiscombe was Senior Designer for BMW World, Munich, which has been hailed as one of the most important buildings of the 21st century. Wiscombe began his career as an intern at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center in the atmospheric science department, where his father is Chief Scientist. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.