Meet the Architect

Thomas I. O'Brien, Architect
Thomas I. O’Brien, Architect

Thomas I. O’Brien earned his Bachelor of Science Degrees in Architecture and Construction Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology in 1979 and 1984 respectively.  Upon graduating, Thomas began working with Wah Yee Associates, Architects and Planners in Southfield, Michigan.

In 1993, Thomas and his family moved to Northern Michigan, where he became partner and owner of Reibschleger and O’Brien Architects P.C..

Thomas then began his own private practice in 2002, founding Thomas I. O’Brien Architect Inc. in Roscommon, Michigan where the business is currently located.

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Bachelor of Science in Architecture -1979.

Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield. Michigan

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering -1984.

Lawrence Institute of Technology, Southfield. Michigan

L.E.E.D. Green Associate December 23, 2009



Thomas I. O’Brien Architect Inc.
307 North Fifth Street
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
July 2002 to Present
Riebschleger and O’Brien Architects P.C.
Houghton Lake, Michigan
Partner / Owner
January 1993 to June 2002
Wah Yee Associates, Architects and Planners
Southfield, Michigan
Associate / Job Captain
July 1983 to December 1992


Downtown Development Authority Chairman
Roscommon Rotary Club Past President, Paul Harris Fellow
Knights of Columbus, Council #6593 Church Director, Past Grand Knight
K of C Fourth Degree Assembly #2150 Past Faithful Navigator, Color Corp
Roscommon Columbian Building Incorporation Board Member, Past President
Saint Michael’s Parish, Roscommon Lector, Greeter, Eucharistic Minister, Certified Layperson for Sunday Celebrations in the Absent of a Priest
Diocese of Gaylord Pastoral Council Past Chairman
Diocese of Gaylord Cursillo Movement Past Rector, Past Lay Director
Mercy Hospital, Grayling Past Board of Trustees Member
Markey Christian Ministries Past Board Member
Boy Scout Troop #944 Past Troop Treasurer and Chaplin
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni, Past President & Counselor