Native tradition sings to my heart. In witnessing its ideals of community, of service, of family, of remembering, of stewardship, of conservation, of innovation, of building a future together that is better than today. I am grateful that our daughter, and our sons, will all grow up knowing these things. Shannon and I want Diak Architects to be a vessel to give something of that back.
In Apsaalooké, there is no word for Architect, nor for Builder. “Diak” means Maker. I like that. When you take away all pretense, it really is all about “making.” It’s about creating something new – new relationships, new ideas, new possibilities, new opportunities, new foundations, new structures, new beginnings. I believe that’s when architecture is at its best, really. That’s what Diak Architects is all about.”
A Licensed Architect since 2007, with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma, Thomas has designed and managed over $200,000,000.00 worth of Construction, principally in Education, but including Industry, healthcare, performing arts, athletics, maintenance, and food service facilities.