Tom Rockwell leads the group that is responsible for exhibit development at the museum and globally, as well as the Web, Editorial, and Design departments. He was responsible for overseeing the planning and design of the exhibit galleries for the Exploratorium's 2013 move to Pier 15/17 on San Francisco's Embarcadero. Also at the Exploratorium, Tom was Principal Investigator for the Geometry Playground exhibition, and Co-Principal Investigator for the Science in the Stacks collaboration with the Queens Borough Public Library. Training in the visual arts at Brown University and a lifelong interest in combining art and science led Tom to work first as an educator in science museums (Franklin Institute and Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia), and then as a designer and construction coordinator of community-built science parks and playgrounds (Leathers and Associates, based in Ithaca, New York). In 1995, Tom founded Painted Universe, Inc., where projects included traveling exhibitions such as It’s a Nano World (with the Ithaca Science Center and Cornell University), The Enchanted Museum: Exploring the Science of Art (with the Berkshire Museum), and illustrations for The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. Tom has been at the Exploratorium since 2005.