Thomas Dietz

Senior Project Architect

Licensed since 2009, Mr. Dietz joined JNKA in 2018 and 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 Guild, 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 is also accredited by the Congress for the New Urbanism, and has held a past gubernatorial appointment to the Illinois Capital Development Board’s Public Arts Advisory Committee.

EDUCATION

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

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

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

RECENT PROJECTS

Divine Mercy Senior Living Community, Glen
Carbon, IL
Divine Mercy Chapel, Glen Carbon, IL
First United Methodist Church of Arlington
Heights, Arlington Heights, IL
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, IL
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Lemont, IL