About Michael Thomas, President

Mike is co-founder of ICON Architecture | Planning, Inc., a full service, multi-disciplined design firm located on Hilton Head Island, SC.  The firm was established in 2000 and is a regional design firm with projects designed in SC, NC, GA, TX, NJ, FL, and The Bahamas.  He is a 1992 graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design with a Masters of Architecture and a 1985 graduate of The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  A native of South Carolina and longtime resident of Hilton Head Island, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife of over 20 years and his two daughters on the beaches and waters of the SC coast.


  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Contract Observation
  • Establish Architecture Review Guidelines & Boards
  • Develop Community-Specific Model Home Portfolios
  • Design Architectural Pattern/Vision Books
  • Master Planning - Land Planning


  • Clubhouses
  • Office Buildings
  • Shopping Centers
  • Restaurants
  • Resort
  • Financial
  • Religious
  • High-end residential custom homes
  • Model Home Programs


  • Past Vice President - American Institute of Architects, Hilton Head Chapter
  • Past Treasurer - American Institute of Architects, Hilton Head Chapter
  • Past President - Windmill Harbour Property Owner's Association
  • Past President - Windmill Harbour Architecture Review Board
  • Past President (Creator/Author) for client Architecture Review Boards:
    • The Battery, Waterbridge, Waterway Palms Plantation, Verandah Beach
    • Pine Lakes CC, Balsam Mountain Preserve
  • Past President - The Citadel Alumni Association (Hilton Head Island)
  • Member - The Association of The Citadel
  • Who's Who Among American Colleges - Savannah College of Art & Design


  • 2002 AIA Award for Design Excellence - Marley's Restaurant, Hilton Head Island
  • 2002 ASLA Honor Award for Design - Conway Marina, Conway, SC
  • Southern Living Home Designer

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