About Thomas E. Lamb

Thomas Lamb Architectural Designer

Custom Home Designer in Tampa, Florida

Thomas E. Lamb Design & Development, Inc.  is a luxury custom home design firm in Tampa, FL. The fundamental approach of our practice is one of design excellence, uncompromising quality, and results that surpass your expectations. Working closely with you, and our carefully-selected team of skilled professionals, from industry leading graphic designers, to 30 plus years worth of Contractors and subs at our disposal . We deliver elegant and stunning architectural results for all our clients, locally and nationwide.  We address even the smallest details and explore all possible options to reach your ultimate vision.

Tom Lamb’s Background

“Our success over the past 30 years lies in our reputation for excellence, and our ability to listen and work closely with our clients to develop solutions that satisfy their unique needs.”

A native of Tampa, Tom Lamb earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Notre Dame University with a second major in Art History, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the School of Architecture at the City College of the City University of New York. After graduation, he worked for a developer in New York City,  then returned to Tampa in 1990 and took a position with the Florida Center for Urban Design and Research at the University of South Florida. Thomas Everett Lamb Design & Development, Inc. was formed in 1991.

Custom Homes Designed by Tom Lamb

Tom Lamb’s Philosophy of Design

Although our projects vary in size and type, our design philosophy remains the same, quality over quantity. We ensure that your project benefits from the direct oversight of the firm’s principal, Tom Lamb, and aspiring developer Tim Reardon who can assist you from the beginning stages in the design of your custom home, such as site selection, to the final, small details of interior design. Although each project reflects the unique tastes of his clients, Tom Lamb, a specialist in Neoclassicism, leverages time-proven classical proportions in designing every home. Whether conceptualizing period rooms or translating classical concepts into contemporary rooms and structures, the Tom Lamb design philosophy is one of harmony of elements; a successful blending of functional, technical, and aesthetic factors.


We specialize in the design and development of high-end custom homes, typically with several million dollar budgets. However, achieving superior quality at every price point is a vital aspect of Tom Lamb’s approach to home design. We provide a full range of other custom services at a variety of price points, including:


Your project will benefit from 30 years of strong partnerships we hold with some of the most skilled professionals in the industry. We leverage the following experts:

    • Architects
    • Engineers
    • Draftsman
    • Audio/Visual Technology
    • Computer Technology
    • Security
    • Lighting
    • Landscape Design
    • Pool /Water Feature Design

Engineers, consultants, contractors, and craftsmen all contribute to achievement of your overall vision and dreams. It is our mission to build a team of highly-qualified professionals to ensure that each project is thoughtfully designed and flawlessly executed.

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Tommy Lamb has exceeded all of my expectations in the design and development of my new home.
His design work is creative, artistic, precise, and beautiful; and the high level of his service, follow-up
and follow through is excellent. Thank you for a wonderful experience and your incredible expertise!

- V. Muzzillo, Birmingham, MI

We are repeat clients and can speak in detail of Tom's sixth sense. He has the unique ability of interpreting
one's imagination into a realistic masterpiece. He has a keen understanding of space requirements, functionality
and excellence in design. His ability to choose materials and colors is unmatched. Tom Lamb is very attentive,
responsive and is a skilled advocate of his clients. We have no reservation in recommending Tom Lamb
for new and remodeling architectural endeavors.

- J. Guggino, Tampa, Fl

"Tommy's uncanny ability to understand, translate and enhance one's vision and bring it to life make the
design and build process very exciting. His creativity and experience allow for many unique ideas
to be considered. It is all about the details...and Tommy's passionate attention to detail
culminates in the delivery of an exceptionally high-end product."

- S.Balsera, Tampa, Fl

We were looking to build a really spectacular home here. We purchased a lot on the Palma Ceia Golf Course.
We then set about to find an architect or residential designer. There were very few homes we saw that we liked.
It seemed all the truly well designed beautiful homes were designed by one man, Tom Lamb. We called Tom,
showed him the lot, explained what we had in mind and immediately knew he understood our dream and
would help us achieve it. He was a pleasure to work with... We would recommend him to anyone looking
to build a quality, beautiful home... His knowledge... creative insight and integrity were amazing.

- J. Jassy, Naples, FL

Your website is amazing. I wanted to travel to see the Taj Mahal,
but now I don't have to, I can just visit your work.

J. K., Tampa, FL

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