Tom studied at Cardiff University for his degree and Glasgow University for his diploma. During his studies he also worked for Dixon Jones Architects. In 1998 he joined Richard Rogers Partnership, where he spent six years, including a period in Spain, supervising the design and construction of the Stirling Prize winning Madrid Barajas Airport. He moved to Milan in 2004, where he joined Matteo Thun & Partners as Design Director of Architecture. In 2011 he co-founded Lacey+Saltykov Architects.