Tom Gerboaia, leed ap

Tom Gerbo is SGA’s founding principal and has over 33 years of experience in the master planning, programming, design, project management, budgeting, scheduling, and construction administration of advanced manufacturing and R&D facilities. He has provided professional services for higher education, institutional, industrial and commercial facilities. Mr. Gerbo is an accomplished speaker and author of laboratory and manufacturing design principles. He has co-authored a Programming and Planning Guideline for Biotechnology Facilities. He is a member of the NIH NCRR-STRB grant review committee. He is a LEED Accredited Professional.


Bachelor of Science Architecture, The Catholic University of America Washington, D.C., 1981

Research Facilities Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1994

Tom Gerbo, Tucson architect
Architecture by Tom Gerbo, in Tucson, Arizona
Architectural Registration
  • California, 1991
  • Arizona, 1997
Publications & Presentations
  • Thomas R. Gerbo, Ahmad Soueid, David Janes, “Current Design Trends For Nanotechnology Facilities,” Cleanrooms East Boston, MA, March 22, 2005
  • Thomas R. Gerbo, “Nanotechnology Facilities for the Future,” Southern Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, January 20, 2005
  • Thomas R. Gerbo, David C. Gibney, Ken Filar (m+w zander), “Cause and Effect; Trends in Research Facility Design,” Buildings for Advance Technology Workshop II, Mesa Centennial Conference Center, Mesa, AZ, January 21, 2004
  • Thomas R. Gerbo, Ahmad M. Soueid, “Challenges in Integrating Nanoscale Biology & Electronics within a Cleanroom Environment,” Tradeline’s Nanotechnology Research Facilities and Labs Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 9, 2003
  • Thomas R. Gerbo, “Application Note An Eye on the Future: The Key to Successful Biotechnology Laboratory Design,” American Biotechnology Laboratory, Sept. 2003
  • Thomas R. Gerbo, “Biotechnology Facilities,” Arizona Bio Series, Arizona State University Research Park, Tempe, AZ, March 2003
  • Publication: BioPharm International Magazine, January 2003 “Reducing Costs by Facilities Design,” Leaford Blevins, Thomas R. Gerbo, AIA