Founded in 2009 by Thomas Robinson, LEVER builds on Thomas' 20 years experience leading the programming, planning and design of award-winning projects in the United States and abroad. Current projects include a 90,000 sf Digital Animation Building and Campus in Los Angeles (to be completed in summer 2011), gallery renovations for the Princeton University Museum of Art, a Vineyard Event Space in Germany, and new housing for art students at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Prior to founding LEVER, Thomas worked as a Principal and Project Lead at Allied Works Architecture on a number of the firm’s most significant projects, including the 2011 AIA Honor award winning University of Michigan Museum of Art, the recently completed 145,000 sf Pixar Animation Studios Production Building (tracking LEED gold), the new Seattle Art Museum and the Pacific Northwest College of Art Master Plan. Prior to moving to Portland, Oregon, Mr. Robinson was a Senior Project Architect and Project Lead at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel Switzerland, where he led the development of the innovative embossed and perforated copper façade and tower structure for the New De Young Museum in San Francisco and consulted on the façade design of a number of other projects in development in the office.
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