Tom A. Kligerman

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Thomas Kligerman was raised in Connecticut and New Mexico and spent years in France and England as a student. These experiences sparked his interest in the rich history of domestic architecture, gardens and landscapes. Before co-founding Ike Kligerman Barkley, Tom worked for Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Tom has served on the board of several charitable and educational institutions and is the current president of the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. This year Tom spent six weeks in Italy as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome.


I am EMPOWERED by: The idea that I can move the needle of architectural history.

I am INSPIRED by: The Anasazi, the ancient Romans and Michelangelo.

I am ENAMORED by: The New England coast and the Atlantic Ocean.

I first fell in love with architecture: When I was 3, growing up in a colonial salt box in Connecticut that was built in 1665.

The last art exhibit I saw was: Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive” at MoMA.

My favorite hotel is: Il San Pietro di Positano in Italy.

The last best article of clothing I purchased was: A custom vest from Favourbrook, London.

Name your favorite historic building: McKim, Mead and White’s Isaac Bell House in Newport, Rhode Island, built in 1882.

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