Thomas Robinson founded Portland-based LEVER Architecture in 2009. With a focus on realizing transformative projects, LEVER is dedicated to strengthening the communities they serve and blurring the boundaries between the public and private sphere. The practice utilizes a research-based approach to leverage client’s goals and aspirations to create designs recognized locally and nationally as models for housing, creative office, and retail mixed use.
Current work includes Albina Yard, the first office building in the U.S. to use domestically fabricated cross laminated timber and Framework, winner of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Competition and recipient of a $1.5 million grant. LEVER has gained recognition through award winning projects including Union Way, ArtHouse and TreeHouse, campus housing at Oregon Health Sciences University - a recent AIA Portland Merit Award winner and current finalist for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards. LEVER's work has been featured in Architectural Record, The New York Times, Monocle, Newsweek, Guardian, GRAY, and regional publications.