With over 35 years’ experience, Tom is responsible for several projects targeting Net Zero Energy and the Living Building Challenge, including The Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve located in Mount Hope, West Virginia. The Summit will become a National Center for Scouting Excellence as a High Adventure Base, and a Center for Leadership and Excellence. Tom’s passion for sustainable building design has led him to accomplish the highest scoring LEED Platinum project in the Northern Hemisphere with 95 points awarded with no points denied. Tom brings insight to Integral Group with a commitment to excellence in service to our clients and innovation in high performance building systems.
The Richmond Design Studio has worked on many highly-sustainable, net-zero energy projects to help design cutting-edge, deep green buildings. Sustainability is second nature and our design approach continues to be a reflection of our commitment to creating a better future for generations to come. Richmond is among America’s oldest major cities, and there are plenty of historical sites to explore within the city.
Richmond Design Studio
11520 Nuckols Rd, Suite 110
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Richmond, VA Leadership
Chris PicheRegional Director of US East
Chris is responsible for our strategic growth and performance of the U.S. East Operations, and also serves as the Commissioning Director for Canadian Operations. With a broad understanding of high performance design & operation, his approach is rooted in the philosophy that environmentally responsible facilities must constantly evolve to suit the technology available, in balance with the client’s goals and objectives. Since joining Integral Group, Chris was responsible for growing the Performance Engineering Service offering – a team of subject matter experts specializing in building optimization – delivering building audits, condition assessments & commissioning services for our clients. Chris thrives in a team environment and implements an integrated team approach with every client. He has collaborated on a multitude of high performance driven projects across diverse sectors which are pursuing or have achieved Living Building, Net Zero or LEED Platinum certification.
Tom SimpsonManaging Principal, Richmond, VA