Rick Rowe, AIA Principal

Rick is the firm’s Design Director and Business Development Director, and has been a principal of Rowe Architects since 1990.  Rick followed his father into the profession, growing up with the firm and working for it every chance that he could through middle and high school, as well as while an undergraduate student in architecture at the University of Florida.  Rick continued his studies at Yale’s School of Architecture, where he studied under two Pritzker Prize winning architects, Frank O. Gehry and Sverre Fehn.  Before rejoining Rowe Architects in 1987, Rick worked at Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Architects in Hamden, CT, and for Caudill Rowlett Scott in Houston, TX.

In 1992, Rick’s design leadership was recognized for the State Regional Service Center in Ft. Myers, FL, with its publication in the American Institute of Architect’s national publication Architecture wherein Rick was identified as an “emerging talent” in the field of architectural design.  Since then Rick’s passionate and highly collaborative approach to design and leadership have resulted in the firm consistently producing buildings that have been recognized by his peers and the profession as being exemplary of attention to detail, design, planning and client service.

Angela Hendershot, AIA, LEED AP Principal

Angela joined Rowe Architects in 2008 and has been a principal of the firm since 2015.  Angela came to architecture after an eclectic academic and professional background in science and the visual arts.  Angela holds a Master of Architecture degree from USF’s School of Architecture + Community Design and has been an active alumna since graduation.

An experienced project manager and designer, Angela has managed a wide variety of projects, including new construction as well as detail-oriented renovation of adaptive reuse projects.  A consummate problem solver, Angela is particularly adept at organizing the complexities of large-scale construction projects, and has worked on such award winning projects as William R. Hough Hall at the University of Florida and Water Works Park for the City of Tampa.

Angela is engaged in both the profession and our community, including involvement in organizations such as Leadership Tampa Bay, the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, and the AIA Tampa Bay Board of Directors.

Thomas A. Hammer, AIA, LEED AP Principal

Tom Hammer has been a principal of Rowe Architects since 1977.   Tom serves as the firm’s Technical Director and as a Principal in Charge on the firm’s historic preservation work.  His design and management experience encompasses the full range of the firm’s project history.

As the firm’s Technical Director, Tom has overall responsibility for the Construction Document and Construction Administration phases of all the firm’s projects.  Tom is a LEED Accredited Professional whose expertise is in historic rehabilitation and in the technical aspects of architecture and the building envelope.  Tom’s advanced business education (MBA) also enables him to provide critical input into project budgeting and cost control monitoring.