Thomas M. Hotaling

Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne, Vermont. Ann Beha Architects.

Thomas M. Hotaling, AIA, MArch77

As a principal and designer with Ann Beha Architects (ABA) in Boston, Thomas M. Hotaling works with cultural and academic communities nationally, creating new settings for their expanding missions that invite participation and engagement. His designs combine preservation with contemporary design, informed by in-depth research and the exploration of diverse options.

Hotaling earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Art History from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture from Washington University, where he was awarded the Buford Pickens History Prize. He began his architectural career in London designing academic and institutional buildings, and became a registered architect in the United Kingdom. In 1991 he joined ABA, becoming a principal two years later. He is currently focused on the firm’s work with academic libraries and museums. Projects have included Olin Library at Washington University; Louis Kahn’s Library at Phillips Exeter Academy; the Haverford College Library in Haverford, Pennsylvania; the Information Commons and the Annenberg Rare Book Library, both at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; Pietro Belluschi’s Portland Art Museum; and in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts and Old North Church. New buildings for two historic campuses garnered recent awards from the AIA: the Shelburne Museum in Vermont (2013 AIA Vermont Merit Award) and the Wheeler School in Rhode Island (2012 AIA New England Award). Hotaling’s current work includes renovations to MIT’s Main Group buildings, the new Student Life and Performance Center for the New England Conservatory of Music, and the new Center for the Arts for the Brooks School in Andover, Massachusetts.

Active with the Washington University Club of Boston and a long-standing member of the Sam Fox School National Council, Hotaling is also a trustee of the Instituto Internacional, a language and cultural center in Madrid. He teaches a course in preservation and adaptive reuse at Harvard University, serves as a grants reviewer for the Pew Charitable Trusts, and is a Boston Landmarks Commissioner. He is a contributing author for a RIBA Publications book titled Sustainable Building Conservation: Responsive Design in the Heritage Environment, due to be published in October 2015.