Thomas Vonier

Thomas Vonier (FAIA, RIBA) is a Paris-based architect and current President of the International Union of Architects. Vonier attended Washington University in Saint Louis and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning a Master of Architecture. Vonier was the founding President of AIA Continental Europe, one of the seven chapters of the American Institute of Architects. In 2017 he became President of the AIA. Tom’s practice serves public and private clients with global industrial operations. He also works with municipalities to improve urban security. As a board certified security professional, Tom led groundbreaking research for US embassies and consulates, resulting in landmark recommendations to the Secretary of State and a new generation of design criteria. He was international advisor to the Federal Triangle planning project, which received a Presidential Design Award. An award-winning author on both architecture and security, Tom was the European correspondent for Progressive Architecture magazine, where his work was nominated for the Jesse Neal Award.