Thomas Dietz

Associate Principal

Thomas Dietz joined JNKA in 2018 and was promoted to Associate in 2021. Licensed since 2009, Thomas brings a diverse experience in the application of history and context to religious and institutional architecture. Long interested in faith-based and nonprofit work, Mr. Dietz is a member of both the Society for Catholic Liturgy and the Catholic Art Institute, and has assisted both the Institute for Sacred Architecture and Catholic Church Tours. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Dietz completed further architectural studies at MIT, principally working under several leading Renaissance historians. He supplemented his professional education with further studies in the humanities at the University of Chicago. Among his professional associations, he is an inaugural and ongoing member of the Society of Architectural Historians’ benefit host committees, and a LEED Accredited Professional and sitting member of the Illinois Green Alliance’s Program Committee. He has held a past gubernatorial appointment to the Illinois Capital Development Board’s Public Arts Advisory Committee, and has served on the Faculty of the University of Notre Dame.


Certificate in the Principals of New Urbanism
University of Miami School of Architecture
Coral Gables, FL, 2010
Master of Science in Architecture Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
School of Architecture & Planning, Cambridge, MA, 2005
Bachelor of Architecture with Art History
University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, 2001


Co-Founder & Board Member, Saints and Scholars Foundation
Committee Member, Illinois Green Alliance Programs Committee (a USGB Community)
Committee Member, Society of Architectural Historians Benefit Host Committee

University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, Adjunct Professor of Architectural History

Illinois Capital Development Board Public Arts Advisory Committee




St. Paul Catholic Church, Olathe, KS

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Bloomington, IN

Relevant Radio Global Media Center & Chapel, Lincolnshire, IL

University of Notre Dame Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, IN

St. Innocent of Alaska Orthodox Mission Church, Oneonta, NY

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Lemont, IL

First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights, IL

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL

Divine Mercy Senior Living Community & Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL