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Tom Jaleski


Director + Managing Principal

Areas of Expertise

ADA Accessibility, Building, Fire + Life Safety Codes
Building, Fire + Life Safety Codes
Mass Timber Consulting


Tom is a Director and Managing Principal with over three decades of project experience with regulatory agencies across the U.S. He has authored code appeals, alternates and variances to resolve complex issues, resulting in savings to clients while ensuring the primary goal of safety for the occupants. Tom is an expert in accessibility and code regulations for high-rise, healthcare, residential, assembly, commercial, public and aviation facilities. He has a solid reputation for clearly communicating project challenges and delivering efficient solutions to each design team and jurisdiction he works with. His knowledge of historically compliant code regulations combined with current building and fire code developments offers current life safety benefits and predictive scenarios for future maintenance and renovations. Tom is skilled at thoughtfully managing all the specific and high priority needs of a team and project including fire science assessments, computer modeling, egress and other life safety concerns.

Education / Certifications
  • Master of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kentucky
  • Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plan Reviewer, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Certified Building Plans Examiner, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Licensed Architect: OR, AK, WA, NY