Tom Vecchione is a strategic design expert with more than 30 years of experience in architecture and real estate planning. He has worked with top corporations, building owners, and developers to reposition their priorities and align the stakeholder’s business aspirations to the demands of a new generation of tenants. The core of his work is the belief that impactful design enhances business performance and employee engagement.
Tom received his degree in architecture from the New York Institute of Technology and studied urban planning at Cornell University. He is on the Board of Directors at The Center for an Urban Future, The New York City Landmarks Preservation Foundation, and on the Advisory Board at the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate.
Academic Research/Specialty Areas
- Real estate development
- CRP 5560 Creating the Built EnvironmentReal estate professionals and city and regional planners play a vital role in creating the built environment. Understanding the physical form of real estate, and the rules that govern that form, is critically important if one is to meaningfully engage in the practice of real estate development. In this course, we examine in detail the physical form of the built environment, and students gain an understanding of the principles and organizing strategies that underlie it. We examine the following building types in depth: residential, retail, hotel and mixed use. Students exit this course with a deeper understanding of why the built environment takes the shape it does and the opportunities for innovations.