Thom Long, Five College associate professor of architecture and design holds a B.Arch. from Roger Williams University and an M.S. in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. He is currently the Co-Director of the Five College Architectural Studies program and the Faculty Director of The Creativity Center, Hampshire College’s newest cross-disciplinary program.
Thom is a practicing architect and graphic designer. His work, in practice and theory, explores concepts of communication through and across various design disciplines. His work is highly interdisciplinary, taking on a broad range of projects including architecture, interior design, print and web design, corporate branding, film and multimedia. His own 12 year old practice merged with LogicTrail––a strategic marketing and media agency in Northampton––where he is currently and Associate Partner and the Creative Director spearheading all creative branding, design and marketing projects. As well, he is designer and collaborator with Wodiczko + Bonder, an art and architectural practice focused on public art and design––the team recently completed the Memorial for the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France. 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.