Tom Adams

Partner, Adams Gerndt Design Group

A native of Alabama, Tom graduated with a Business Degree from Auburn University in 1985. Tom moved to Birmingham and became a partner in a commercial construction company that he was at for several years. In 1994 and with family in tow Tom returned to Auburn University to pursue his true passion of design and completed degrees in both Architecture and Interior Design. Upon graduating in 1999 Tom started his new career at the prestigious firm of Dungan Nequette Architects in Birmingham Alabama. Tom worked for several years in their architecture studio on many prominent residential and commercial projects before partnering with Dungan Nequette to establish and manage Tracery Interiors in Rosemary Beach Florida. Tom returned to Birmingham with intentions of establishing his own practice, and in 2006 teamed up with Adam Gerndt to launch Adams Gerndt Design Group. Tom is married to Paula Adams, and has 2 children, Sara and Sumner. He is an active member of his church and is involved in many civic activities in the Birmingham community. Tom is an avid salt water fisherman and boat enthusiast, and can normally be found out on the open water when not working.

Adam Gerndt

Partner, Adams Gerndt Design Group

Adam graduated with Honors in 2000 from Auburn University earning degrees in both Architecture and Building Science. Adam completed his Architecture thesis at the international acclaimed Rural Studio studying directly under the late Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee. Adam worked with several classmates to design and construct a community center commonly know as the glass chapel that received much recognition and publication from the design community including publication in Architecture Record Magazine, and was featured in a story about the Rural Studio aired on Nightline. After graduation Adam moved to California to work and study at Roto Architects under renowned architect Michael Rotondi. While there Adam worked on 2 projects that were featured in a book about Michael Rotondi’s work published in 2006. Adam returned to the south in 2002 and worked for Lord Aeck and Sargent Architects in Atlanta Georgia for several years. Adam participating in the design of several prominent institutional buildings at universities including UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, Presbyterian College, and The College of Charleston. Adam returned home to Birmingham Alabama to work with Taylor Dawson and Associates and eventually teamed up with Tom Adams in 2006 to form Adams Gerndt Design Group. Adam volunteers with several local social and civic organizations including Northstar Youth Ministries where he has served as head coach for Northstar Soccer Club. Adam is currently in his second year as councilor on the board of the Birmingham Chapter of American Institute of Architects.