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Our Latest Updates from Rome
Rick Steve’s End of Year message, illustrated with my sketches of the bridges of Rome’s Tiber river, launched a hopeful message about the importance of building bridges and not erecting…
This holiday season I decided to go out and draw Rome’s bridges, making a small watercolor for twelve of the 24 Tiber river crossings from Testaccio to Flaminio and compiling…
Join us for an informal bilingual discussion about Rome, its resources and challenges, its magic and mundanity, the hourly headaches and the monthly miracles. Architect Tom Rankin is author of…
DWELL: urban place-making projects
A selection of projects and initiatives for cities (mostly for Rome)
INHABIT: architecture, interiors and design
Some past projects by TRA_20
LEARN: Talks, Walks and Workshops
Experience Rome with Tom Rankin
Tom Rankin has presented illustrated keynotes and participated in moderated panel discussions for audiences of all types and sizes. He relies on his real-world experience in Italy and in the world of sustainable design to fuel exciting presentations, combining rigorous…
For over twenty years Tom Rankin has been designing and organizing on-site architectural walks in Rome. These thematic workshops unveil Rome’s architecture as few have experienced it before. We love to arrange private tours for families, institutions or individuals, designed to unveil…
Join a small group of discerning travelers in week long study programs designed by Tom Rankin, and offered through partner organizations, starting in October 2017. From ancient settlements on the hills to the Fascist era expansion, from its founding in the 8th century…
SEE: Sketches and Watercolors
I love sketching, at home in Rome or on the road wherever I go. Here are a few.