Thomas Hussey, a director in SOM’s Urban Design + Planning Studio, is an accomplished architect and urban designer focused on the design of cities, districts, and large, complex architectural projects. Leading multi-disciplinary design teams, Hussey creatively addresses challenges and opportunities emerging from established and developing cities worldwide. Trained in architecture and urban planning, Hussey brings together the design skills and ambitions of both disciplines to develop holistic plans for urban centers and communities. Based on the fundamental principles of livability and sustainability, Hussey approaches each urban design project with respect to the unique social, economic, environmental, and geographic conditions inherent in each site. He directs high-visibility, forward-facing projects that strategically define or redefine important places, positioning them for enduring growth and prosperity.