Profile : Wangdu Tenzin Thokme
Role : Principal, Sr. Project Manager @ RoTo Architects
Length of time with firm : 19+ years
Prior to coming to California in 1992, Wangdu was a resident monk at Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala, India. During his fifteen years at the monastery he studied the tenets of Buddhist logic as well as philosophical debate, methods of meditation and ritual arts.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) where he also taught for 4 years.
As an active member of the Tibetan Association of Southern California, he has served 4 two-year terms on the board of directors of the Association.
Wangdu’s cultivated patience, focus, and his ability to bring all team members together to solve challenging design and construction issues has been invaluable, and has contributed to his successful management of several complex, award-winning projects at RoTo.