Tom McElroy was raised in a rural part of upstate New York among old farms and woods. This environment established a connection to nature for him that he carries into his work. He opened McElroy Architecture in 2009 and continues to look for ways to combine bright modernism with farmhouse warmth,blending new technologies with recycled materials. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with studies in Rome and Istanbul. After three years in New York City he gave in to the allure of the west coast, settling in San Francisco where he started in the ‘basement’ with Feldman Architecture. Licensure and LEED accreditation followed among remodels, additions and new construction of houses from San Francisco south to Mountain View.