Watson Tate Savory is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Savory has been elevated to The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, the highest honor awarded to members for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.

Tom Savory is a founding principal of Watson Tate Savory, with offices in Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC. Since 2000, WTS has received more than 50 design awards from the American Institute of Architects and was the winner of the 2016 AIA South Carolina Center for Architecture design competition. In addition to his role as WTS principal, Tom regularly speaks on architecture and design, most recently at the national AIA A’17 Conference in Orlando and the AIA 2016 South Atlantic Region Conference in Savannah. He has chaired seven national AIA design awards juries, regularly serves on academic reviews, and has taught at Clemson University. He currently chairs the Columbia Design/Development Review Commission, and, in 1997, founded the Columbia Design League with his wife, Adrienne Montare FAIA. Prior to returning to South Carolina in 1996, Tom practiced in New York City for 12 years, working on critically acclaimed projects throughout the U.S. and Europe. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the