Thomas F. Little, AIA

35+ years of historic preservation, design and construction experience.

Graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture in 1984 and Georgia State University in 2003 with a Masters of Heritage Preservation. Thomas also studied Information Arts at Memphis College of Art.


Thomas Little Architect, LLC, 2020-Present

Choate + Hertlein Architects, Consulting Architect, 2020-2023

Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects, 1997-2021

Smith Dalia Architects, 1993-1997

Williamson+Haizlip, Inc, 1990-1992

Mockbee Coker Howorth, 1988-1990

Awards and Recognitions

Excellence in Preservation Service, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, 2023

Advocacy Award of Excellence, Docomomo US, 2018

Dorothy Spence Helping Hand Award, AIA Atlanta, 2015 

Special Award of Recognition, AIA Atlanta, 2008 

Achievement Award, Georgia Historic Preservation Division, 2007

Jenny D. Thurston Award for Outstanding Preservation Professional, 2005

Professional and Civic Engagement

American Institute of Architects, Member

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Member, Former Trustee 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Member 

Docomomo US, Member

Easements Atlanta, Board of Directors, Former President

National Register of Historic Places, Former Georgia Review Board Chair

Partial Project Experience 

Grove Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia*

Fort Gillem Motor Pool and Administration Buildings, Historic Preservation Services, with Foley Design

Little + Kimbrell Residence

The Commons at the Imperial Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia*

Juniper and Tenth Highrise, Atlanta, Georgia*

All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia* 

Ponce City Market, Atlanta, Georgia*

Old Civil Engineering Building, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia*

The Balzer Theater at Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta, Georgia*

*Work performed while employed at Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects