Thom Long, Five College assistant professor of architectural studies, holds a B.Arch. from Roger Williams University and an M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.
He is a practicing architect and graphic/media designer, and is the founder and Creative director of visionLaboratory in Northampton. His work, in practice and theory, explores concepts of communication through and across various design disciplines, working on a broad range of projects including architecture, print and web design, corporate branding, film and multimedia, and interior design. He works collaboratively with a network of architects, artists, and designers on a wide range of international memorials, residential, and interior design projects. He has taught architecture studios at Columbia University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
As a Five College joint-appointed professor, he teaches a variety of architecture and design courses at Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Amherst College.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
JTW-0227: Experiments in Creativity (January 2014)
HACU-0205: CMYK: Graphic Design and Representation Studio (Fall 2013)
HACU-0309: Advanced Design + Media Lab: Art, Architecture and Environment (Spring 2012)
CSI-0284/HACU-0284: Crafting Respect: Education, Design and Social Justice (Spring 2012)