The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.
W61 N617 Mequon Ave, Cedarburg, WI 53012 | p: 262.377.6039
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Tom Kubala: Principal Architect / Co-Founder

As a principal of The Kubala Washatko Architects, Mr. Kubala oversees projects from first schematics through final drawings. He is involved in every aspect of the practice and has directed many of the Kubala Washatko’s award-winning projects and research endeavors. He has served as principal-in-charge for a wide range of building and planning projects, and is skilled in both architectural design and in the execution of construction documents. His completed projects exhibit a sensitivity and understanding of function, scale, construction methodology and materials. Mr. Kubala’s strength lies in translating complicated client needs into outstanding design solutions.


  • Registered in California, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Recent Lectures:

  • “The Strange Life of Architects,” Erin Middle School, Hartford, Wisconsin – 2013
  • “Current Efforts Concerning High Performance Buildings,” Marquette University School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 2013
  • “15 Properties of Wholeness: Christopher Alexander and the Pursuit of Beauty,” Town and Country Garden Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 2013
  • “EcoSciencePark2-USA©: Net Zero Energy, Water, Food and Waste,” LABS21 Annual Conference, San Jose, California – 2012
  • “Wholeness Based Design,” Marquette University School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 2012
  • “Patterns and Wholeness, or How Buildings can Unfold from Culture and Environment,” Norskadalen Annual Meeting, La Crosse, Wisconsin – 2012
  • “Brick, Stone and Lime: an Architectural Look at the Methods and Materials that Helped Build the Early European/American Structures of Ozaukee County,” Ozaukee County Historical Society Annual Meeting, Cedarburg, Wisconsin – 2012
  • “Integrated Building Simulation for High Performance Buildings,” SimBuild 2012 Annual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin – 2012
  • “A Geometry of Respect: Unfolding an Addition to a Frank Lloyd Wright National Landmark,” Taliesen Tapes, Taliesin East, Spring Green, Wisconsin – 2012
  • “Tracing the Organic: A Thread Through Goethe, Sullivan, Wright and Alexander,” University of Wisconsin Marathon County Architecture and Design lecture Series, Wausau, Wisconsin – 2012
  • “Wholeness Based Design,” Andrews University School of Architecture, Berrien Springs, Michigan – 2011
  • “EcoSciencePark2-USA©: Net Zero Energy, Water, Food and Waste,” Association of University Research Parks (AURP) National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana – 2011
  • “Actualizing Christopher Alexander’s Approach to Building,” Environmental Design and Research Association (EDRA) National Conference, Chicago, Illinois – 2011
  • “The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center: Carbon Neutral in Operation,” Low Carbon Earth Summit, Dalian, China – 2011
  • “Oneness: Manifested in Practice,” The Spiritual World in Nature Lecture Series at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Bayside, Wisconsin – 2011
  • “The Promise of Wholeness Based Design, An Inside Look at the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center,” Northern Illinois AIA Annual Design Meeting, Rockford, IL – October 2010
  • “The Vision of Net Zero Energy for Commercial Buildings: Concepts and Case Studies,” Wisconsin’s Solar Decade, Milwaukee, WI – September 2010
  • “Developing a Geometry of Respect,” Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH – September 2010
  • “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin: Using Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language to Design an Addition for Accommodating a Growing Congregation,” EDRA Annual Conference, Washington DC – July 2010
  • “The Leopold Legacy Center, Carbon Neutral in Operation,” OPN Green Day Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA – May 2010
  • “How to Make a Zero Net Building,” Indiana Green Building Symposium – 2009
  • “The Spiritual Engine Powering Regenerative Design,” Association of Baha’i Studies – 2008

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