AIA, Partner, Campbell Thomas & Co. and Vice President, Philadelphia Parks and Rec Heroes

Robert Thomas

Bob Thomas is a founding partner of Campbell Thomas & Co. Architects, a firm founded in 1976 and noted for historic preservation, energy-conscious design, community development, greenways, accessible design, and appropriate technology.

Bob has led numerous architectural, planning, greenway, solar, bicycle, and public transportation projects and has worked with agencies such as the Fairmount Park Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the Montgomery County Planning Commission. In addition to his architectural skills, Mr. Thomas previously worked as a planner for SEPTA and has worked at the Philadelphia Zoo Transportation Center.

His knowledge and use of public transportation are invaluable in planning sites to be accessible to all sectors of the population. In recognition of his achievements and advocacy for accessibility, he served as Chair of the City of Philadelphia’s Accessibility Advisory Board for 12 years. In this capacity he has reviewed over 800 projects, assisting in the development of innovative solutions to meet the spirit of the code and law, thus resulting in the 1997 President’s Access Award.

As part of his passion for historic preservation and positive community development, he serves as Chair of the Philadelphia Historical Commission. A strong advocate for trails throughout our region, Mr. Thomas is also Co-Chair of the September 11th National Memorial Trail’s Implementation Committee.
Bob was a co-founding Board member of the Philadelphia Parks and Rec Heroes (previously Philadelphia Parks Alliance) and currently serves as Vice President.

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