FBT Architects


Arthur Tatum, AIA, NCARB

President, Managing Partner

As President, Art provides strategic leadership for FBT and its subsidiary companies with a clear vision and direction for its long-range goals. In his role as Director of Design, Art leads FBT’s design effort and has applied his talent to numerous award-winning projects over the past 36 years. It is the creative process that drives Art. He enjoys focusing on a project’s initial concept development, sketching and sketching, while considering the site opportunities and user requirements until the solution emerges. Always responding to the site and environment, Art’s design process allows the goals and requirements of each project to evolve into a design solution that is unique to its location and enhances the experience of its users. Art was drawn to the world of architecture by chance after spending a weekend visiting a friend in architecture school. He was captivated by the architectural students’ creative work and passion. To unwind, Art delights in biking, fishing and spending time surrounded by nature.

  • Education:

    Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin

  • Professional Credentials:

    Registered Architect: New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Georgia
    American Association of Architects (AIA), Member
    National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Member
    NAIOP Board of Directors