Tom Hartman

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Tom Hartman, AIA, is a principal and owner of C&H Architects in Amherst, Mass., a practice he established with Bruce Coldham in 1999. The firm focuses exclusively on the creation of high performance, environmentally intelligent buildings and communities.
Trained at the University of Southern California and at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Tom specializes in construction trailer etiquette and making things happen, and is most often responsible for the preparation of contracts, schedules, construction documentation and site observation. Throughout his career, working on site directly with the trades has been a particularly gratifying facet of his architectural practice. Tom takes pleasure in the human aspect of a project, and always aims to find opportunities for humor while ensuring that tasks are completed to the highest standard.
Tom was raised primarily in Mystic, Conn. His father was a submarine captain and his mother co-owned a residential construction company where Tom worked as a laborer and carpenter during summers. He lives in Pelham, Mass., with his wife, daughter, son and dog.

Articles by Tom Hartman

The Log – replanted

Friday, 6 Oct 2017 - The Log at Williams College is an architectural tale of commerce and community over more than two centuries of small town life.

TRANSFORMATIONS: A net better bungalow

Sunday, 1 May 2016 - How architect Tom Hartman transformed the bungalow Robert Frost once lived in while teaching at Amherst College into an energy-efficient dwelling. “This story is about the house we found and bought, what we did to it over the past seventeen years, and how it has transformed along with our lives.”