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Thomas R. Harley, R.A.
Thomas R. Harley, R.A. A principal partner with UpStreet Architects (formerly Welsh + Harley), Mr. Harley has designed a wide variety of projects and building types throughout Western Pennsylvania and Indiana County. He is experienced in providing design and construction services for low income, elderly and family residents in single building, townhouse and walk-up apartment construction. He also has a special interest and expertise in the area of historic preservation. Over the past ten years, Mr. Harley has worked hard at revitalizing downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania.
He reopened the Indiana Theater, a 275 seat downtown movie theater that had been without film for a quarter of a century. And, working with other area merchants and businessmen, he has spearheaded a drive to get people downtown. To this end he is actively involved as a Board Member of Downtown Indiana, and member of the Indiana Arts Council and Optimist International. Sports enthusiasts and children know Mr. Harley from his involvement with Indiana Little League. In addition, he has worked with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on their corporate offices at 801 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh as well as on various small performance venues.

Mr. Harley is actively involved in a number of professional organizations including: American Institute of Architects, Pennsylvania Society of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter of AIA and Urban Land Institute. A lifelong fascination with history prompted his membership in The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County and The National Trust for Historic Preservation Forum. Mr. Harley earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from North Dakota State University in Fargo North Dakota. He minored in history and interior design. He earned his Master of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His master's thesis was on the history of the Alvin Theater in Pittsburgh.

Indiana Leaders Circle
  • Ice Center, White Township Recreational Fields
  • White Township Recreation and the
    Indiana Ice Center on East Pike
  • (Initially with Tom Zaucha, Architect of the Indiana Ice Center). Initiated the concept and the design of what became one of the many Financial Contributors to the Ice Center.
  • Member of the White Township Recreation Commission
  • Architect of the Keystone Stadium
  • Architect of the Remote Restrooms
  • Architect of the Elder Recreation Area
  • with Nick Costantino.
  • Regional Development Center
  • Initiated the concept of locating the RDC on the Kovalchick property, along with Frank Moore, Mike Delaney et al. Provided the detailed property schematic design that eventually was backed by Governor Rendell for five million and local government for an additional five million. Invited Larry Segal to help gather the funding and the political support at the state level.
  • Indiana Theater
  • Along with Dorcas Clark, John Harley and Sherrie Shannon, brought movies back to the Indiana Theater in 2001.
    — Co-sponsor; the IUP Foreign Film Festival
    — Co-sponsor; the American Film Series with the
         Jimmy Stewart Museum
    — Provide community access to the Indiana Theater
         and Community Room
    — Indiana Art Association Children's Workshop
    — Various theater groups and musical performances
    — Sunday Church Service
    — Monthly movie to Lifesteps' clients
    — Movie passes for various organizations
  • Indiana Little League
  • — Designed new fields project; construction spring 2004.
    — Help provide Indiana High School Varsity and
         Junior Varsity Girls Softball.
    — Use of the Little League Fields for Games and Practice.
Indiana Professional Work
  • Jimmy Stewart Museum
  • — Donated the initial design and construction supervision. Currently working on the elevator and stair.
  • Indiana County Genealogical and Historic Society
  • Architect for the Clark House Restoration
  • Architect for the Armory Renovation
  • (along with Karen Welsh)
  • First Commonwealth
  • Old Indiana County Courthouse Dome Restoration
  • One Commonwealth Place
  • (former Thrift Drug/Salvation Army)
  • Mack Building
  • S & T Bank
  • St. Bernard's School Addition
  • Third Floor Trust Building
  • St. Bernard's Cemetery
  • — Designed stone wall and gates
  • Indiana Fair Board (Mack Foundation)
  • — New Lighting and Power Project
    — New Restrooms and Office
    — New Display Building
  • YMCA
  • — Various small additions and renovations
    — Gymnasium Addition
Downtown Indiana Buildings
  • TPV Building Renovation
  • (Former Brody Building)
  • Advest/T. F. Madison Renovation
  • Indiana House Renovation
  • (Subway and apartments)
  • Midtown Building Renovations
  • Indiana Theater Renovations
  • Governor Fisher Office
  • (Moving and Renovation)
  • Habasi House/Dave Reed Office
  • 541 Professional Offices Renovation
  • The New Gatti Pharmacy at 701 & 707 Philadelphia St.
  • Head Start Office
  • Renda Broadcasting Building;
  • (Former GATTI Pharmacy)
  • Indiana Parking Garage Expansion
  • Indiana County Jail Renovation
  • Benjamin's renovation and addition
  • Coventry Inn and Houston House
  • Holsinger, Clark Armstrong Office
  • interior and exterior
  • Spaghetti Benders Façade
  • Music Box Façade
  • Atrium Interior Renovation
  • Indiana First Interior Renovations
  • Indiana Aging Center on Oak Street
  • Indiana Aging Community Center on Oak Street
  • Open Door Family Health Council/WIC Building
Indiana County Buildings
  • Diamond Drug; Original and Addition
  • Commerce Center One
  • Woodridge Condominiums
  • The Courtyard on Warren Road
  • Parkway Apartments at Homer City
  • Town Houses on Philadelphia Street at First and Gompers
  • Corporate Campus Multi-Tenant Building
  • Homestead Apartments
  • Country Club Condominiums
  • (Nolte)
  • Jimmy Steward Airport Terminal Building
Lifetime Accomplishments
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Business
    Central Top 100 Companies 2003
  • (UpStreet Architects, founded with Karen Welsh 1997)
  • UpStreet Architects Selected by Pennsylvania Housing Finance for the first žExcellence in Housing Award 2002Ó
  • Selected Indiana Arts Council “Arts Patron of the Year”
Volunteer Service and Memberships
  • DownTown Indiana
  • — Current Board Member
    — Former President
    — Started the sidewalk cleaning program
    — Began the 4th and 5th year of the Main Street Program
    — Expanded membership and community involvement
    — Hired a part time and then a full time Main Street Manager
    — Provided a computer for Downtown Office
  • Optimist International
  • — Former Board Member
    — Former President
  • Indiana Little League
  • — Former Senior Little League Commissioner
    — Current Field Commissioner
    — Current Senior League Softball Manager
  • LINC (Livable Indiana Neighbor Communities)
  • — Safe ways to Schools
    — Indiana Walking Bus
    — Philadelphia Street Pedestrian Improvements grants
  • Indiana County Chamber of Commerce
  • — Current Board Member
  • BIG (Blairsville Improvement Group) WELCOME
  • Indiana Arts Council
  • Jimmy Stewart Museum
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust; Circles Member
  • Indiana Genealogical and Historic Society
  • IUP Presidents Council
Professional Organizations
  • Urban Land Institute
  • American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh chapter
  • Pennsylvania Society of Architects
  • Society of Registered Architects
  • BOCA International

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Indiana, PA 15701
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Multi-Use Housing and Commercial
Affordable Family Housing
Affordable Elderly Housing
Special Needs Housing
Service Facilities
Market Rate Housing
Historic Preservation
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