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Thomas W. Taylor, 


Principal Design Engineer

Thomas joined Frank Chappell & Associates, the predecessor firm of Datum, in 1959. He is the firm’s Principal Design Director and serves on Datum's Board of Director's. He has been practicing “The Art of Structural Engineering” for over 50 years. Thomas participates in the conceptual design phase with the architects to help assure their vision is achieved. He has received recognition throughout the A/E/C industry and is an Honorary Member of AIA Dallas and received AIA Dallas’ coveted Consultant Award.

The University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Alumni--Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, his alma mater.


Q & A 

What inspires you about your work?

"Creative architects that include us in the process and challenge us to incorporate the structure as an integral part of their design concept. This ranges from creatively defining the structure as a part of the architectural expression to searching for the most economical structural solution. Meeting each challenge is always an inspiring experience."