Moore’s work in the early 1940s was primarily residential and included his own residence and the Dines residence in Denver, and the Edwin Grant Ranch house southwest of Denver.

His practice was interrupted by World War II.  Serving in the 8th Army Air Corps, his architectural skills led him into photo intelligence, where he was intrigued by the concrete sheds the Germans built over their ammunition dumps, making them impenetrable by Allied bombs. This interest in concrete structures would be applied to design and construction for the rest of his career.

After the war, in 1946, Tom joined Dudley Smith and Caspar Hegner to establish the firm Smith, Hegner and Moore in Denver.  During the late 1940s Tom divided his time working both independently and with his partners on projects primarily in the Denver area and Western Colorado.

In 1947 Moore was asked to design operation headquarters for the Atomic Energy Commission in Grand Junction, where uranium extraction had become a large industry since the war.  Unable to find a local architect to supervise construction, he moved his family there, and over the next five years he designed and led numerous commercial, public, and residential jobs throughout the Western Slope of Colorado.  While designing the prescribed conventional structures for the AEC in 1947, Moore bought a small house in Grand Junction for his growing family, and immediately doubled its space with an addition.  In 1947 he designed the residence for DRC Brown at Mt. Sopris Hereford Ranch near Carbondale, and the following year, also in Carbondale, he designed a remodel for the home of Harald and Patsy Pabst, which would become Colorado Rocky Mountain School a few years later

In 1948 the University of Denver hired Smith, Hegner, and Moore, along with architect G.Meredith Musick, to design a classroom building for its new Civic Center Campus (now the City’s Wellington Webb Building).  Moore was the chief design architect, and the building opened in 1949.  Moore also led the partnership’s design of a 30,000-square-foot lodge to replace the warming hut at the state’s first ski area, which had been operating at the top of Berthoud Pass since 1937.

In 1949 Moore was hired by the City of Grand Junction to design a new City Hall, a new regional airport, and a football/baseball stadium.  In 1949 he also was hired to design the Veterans Administration Hospital (now the V A Medical Center) in Grand Junction.

Moore Residence, 1 South Albion at Ellsworth Ave, Denver, 1940: front of house. Photo 2011

T E Moore Residence, Denver – 1940

In 1940 Tom designed and built a home for his family at 1 South Albion in Denver, where they lived until 1947. The red brick house has been painted but is essentially unchanged today.

Grant Farmhouse on West Bowles Ave, Littleton, now the clubhouse at Raccoon Creek Golf Course. All exterior that is visible today is the center section, with newer additions at right and left.

Edwin Grant Ranch, Denver – 1940

In 1940 Moore designed a two-story house for Edwin Grant at the Grant Ranch west of Littleton on West Bowles Avenue. It is now the clubhouse of Raccoon Creek Golf Course and is still owned by the Grant family.

Sunny courtyard of the Dines House. Original front door is on north side of this wing.

Dines Residence at E. Alameda, Denver – 1941

Moore designed this house for Ty Dines, at the corner of East Alameda and Vine Street, in 1940-41. The sheltered front door (not shown) faces Alameda, which was not a high-volume avenue at the time

Patio off living room, south side of house.

DRC Brown Residence, Carbondale – 1947

Residence designed in 1946-47 for DRC Brown at Mt. Sopris Hereford Ranch near Carbondale.

The addition at 910 Texas Ave. It doubled the living space and added two fireplaces. Note adjoining corner windows. Photo taken a few days before demolition, 2011.

Texas Avenue, Grand Junction – 1947

While designing the conventional structures for the AEC in 1947, Moore bought a small bungalow in Grand Junction for his growing family, and immediately doubled its space with an addition.

Photo on early-1950s postcard.

Berthoud Pass Lodge – 1949

Moore led his partnership’s design of a 30,000-square-foot lodge to replace the warming hut at the state’s first ski area, which had been operating at the top of Berthoud Pass since 1937. The lodge opened in 1949; it was demolished in 2005.

The rounded 12-story addition was built in 2002

Civic Center Classroom Building, University of Denver – 1949

At 1445 Cleveland Place, this is considered Denver’s most important example of International style architecture, with stair towers, horizontally ribboned windows, and the use of cantilever. Originally the Denver University School of Commerce, it was leased to the City and County in 1968, and sold to the City in 1971. Moore was chief design architect. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. With a new 12-story north addition, it is now part of the Wellington Webb Complex.

Grand Junction City Hall, demolished in 2001 and replaced by a larger building.

City Hall, Grand Junction – 1949

In 1949 the new City Hall was built on the site of the old Lowell School at N. 5th and Rood Avenue in downtown Grand Junction.

Aerial photo of Walker Field nearing completion.

Walker Field Terminal, Grand Junction Regional Airport – 1949

Shortly before the completion of City Hall, construction was underway on the Grand Junction Regional Airport, known as Walker Field. This was Tom’s second project for the city.

Lincoln Park Stadium prior to its opening in 1949.

Lincoln Park Football/Baseball Stadium, Grand Junction – 1949

Applying his interest in concrete construction, Tom designed and built the Lincoln Park football/baseball stadium for the City of Grand Junction. It was still being used for athletic events in 2011.