architecture is from & for all of us


Great architecture comes from the collaboration of passionate owners and skilled craftsmen with a strong, singular vision. We help owners give form to that vision in a way that is as poetic as it is pragmatic. We serve as their advocate to see their idea become a habitable place.

Thomas Hardy

founder / architect


Practicing since 2008, Thomas Hardy is from Atlanta, licensed in the state of Georgia, and has worked on projects across the world in globally recognized firms such as Portman Architects and renowned design studios such as Plexus r+d. Notable projects include Coda at Tech Square as well as Anthem Technology Center. Projects range in scale from a 500sf self-built lake cabin in Alabama to the 40 story Qianhai OCT hotel and mixed-use project in Shenzhen. As a graduate, he maintains an active relationship with Kennesaw State University. He has served as guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Georgia Tech, and Kennesaw State.

Our design process is focused around finding the unique solution to a particular user, community, location, and budget in a way that can be playful or sublime, yet always creates an atmosphere and experience tied to its place.

Sustainability is vital. We understand that everyone lives on a finite planet that is based on cyclical systems, and we act like it.

We are fascinated by the interplay of tactile materials and cutting-edge technology. We utilize the latest in BIM and parametric modeling to shape projects that are experiential, efficient, responsive, and pragmatic.

studio arcus was founded in 2020 by Thomas Hardy. The studio is based in Atlanta and collaborates across the United States.

collaboration is at the core of everything we create