“At SPACE, I have the most amazing job I could ever have hoped. I employ a creative and diverse group of people who can not only design solutions, but engage in actual fabrication and construction of the designs for a complete solution. We have built a reputation for some of St. Louis’ most innovative spaces, in a large part due to intense collaboration within our design-construction team. It has always been a dream of mine to be able to put together a group like we have today, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be in this position. Through SPACE, we can constantly experiment, test and explore our creative boundaries.”

Tom Niemeier, AIA

Bachelor of Interior Architecture, Kansas State University

Owner + Architect

A Registered Architect with over thirty years experience in the design industry, Tom founded the firm in April, 2005. Tom conducts the overall management of firm, marketing, strategic planning, and design/coordination for various projects in the office in addition to working in the shop.

Tom lives in Webster Groves in a renovated 100-year-old home with his wife Shelley, and four wee Niemeiers. The kids frequently visit the office to make sure Dad has everything running smoothly. Tom is proud to hold multiple certificates from the Michael Scott School of Management.


Favorite Song: 
Beautiful Day – U2

Favorite Movie: 
Forrest Gump

Favorite Thing to Do: 
Playing catch with Ben

Work and Family

Most Difficult Thing in Life: 
Balancing work and family!

Favorite Quote: 
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.” St. Francis of Assisi