Thomas W. Streicher, AIA

Monroe, NY
United States
10950

Bio

My bread and butter work consist mostly of suburban commercial projects; strip malls, car dealerships, professional offices and the like but recently have gotten a niche in senior citizens recreation and nutrition centers and town level government projects.

I believe architecture should be representative of the times the project was built and convey the viewpoint, attitude and thinking of the people of that time to future generations. My current design philosophy tends to shun direct historical copies but still makes the projects fit into the neighborhood its intended for. I especially reject “colonial” cloning as I think it will say to the future that the people of our time may have been narrow minded and sheep-like and I don’t believe that is the case with most people. Besides, enough is enough. If a historic style is requested, I can sometimes steer the powers that be to something that is more of an evolution of a style more in tune with today’s world. The goal in this case is to make the people that want to see colonel see that, and those that want to see something more modern see modern, all in the same building.

I have always been “green” even when it was not popular, when “tree hugger" was a derogatory label. I don’t feel the need to jump on the green-washed wagon to prove it. Just do the right thing as best you can for the environment. That’s enough on that subject.

I am not a “yes man” and I think that has hurt my career. I always feel obligated to tell it like it is. I don’t like to tell people what they want to hear if it is not the truth just to get through the current conversation.

I am married and have two children, both Girls adopted from China. My wife was born in Ireland and is an Irish citizen. I was born in Tampa FL but lived in the Orange County NY area for most of my life from age 3 with the exception of brief stints living in Suffern NY and Brooklyn NY.

Specialties

Accessibility Compliance, Architectural Design, Building Measurement, Code Compliance, Computer Applications, Construction Documentation: Drawings, Contract Administration, Cost Estimating, Detailed Site Utilization Studies, Existing Facilities Surveys, Graphic Design, Model Construction, Project Administration, Renderings, Site Analysis and Selection, Site Development Planning, Special Furnishings Design, Still Photography, Structural Design

Affiliations

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Interests

Photography, bicycling, mountain biking, skiing, fixing things

Education

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Bachelors of Architecture, 1991
1987 To 1991

Orange County Community College

Middletown, New York, United States
Associates of Architectural Technology, 1987
1983 To 1987

Job History

Thomas Streicher Architect

Architect
Monroe, NY, United States
May 2002 - present

Architectural Visions, P.L.L.C.

Architect
Mahopac, NY, United States
November 1998 - present

Stephen V. Carrozza AIA, Architect

project manager
Pompton Lakes, NJ, United States
March 1994 - August 1998

Thomas E. Hitchins AIA, Architect

project mnager
Hewit, NJ, United States
October 1993 - March 1994

Creative Building

Carpenter
Washingtonvill, NY, United States
August 1993 - October 1993

Silverstein Buckman Architects, P.A

Draftsman
Linden, NJ, United States
November 1991 - June 1992

Homemaker Service of Orange County, Inc

Carpenter
Middletown, NY, United States
July 1991 - November 1991

Frank R. Carlino, Architect

Draftsman
Cornwall, NY, United States
June 1989 - September 1989