Thomas Saunders is a chartered architect and Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA).
He was a visiting lecturer on Professional Practice and Business Management at the school of architecture now known as The University of East London.
He founded the major international practice The Thomas Saunders Partnership (TTSP). After 21 years as the senior partner he was prompted by Joseph Campbell’s remark, “The real killer in life is when you are at the top of the ladder and realise it is leaning against the wrong wall.” At that point, he knew he had to move on to explore wider horizons.
Since his ‘retirement’ from TTSP in 1984, he has acted as an independent consultant architect (Thomas Saunders Consultants Ltd.) and writing and presenting seminars. He was chairman to one of the project management companies of City Merchant Developers Ltd.
He has presented seminars on Plato’s Seven Liberal Arts, Sacred Geometry and Vitruvius in the UK, Arizona and New Mexico. This work culminated in writing The Boiled Frog Syndrome – Your Health and the Built Environment. The book was later translated into Portuguese and published by Editora Pensamento-Cultrix Ltda in Brazil under the title Sau Saude E O Ambiente que Construimos.
He delivered lectures at the Royal Academy for the British Society of Dowsers, The Prince’s Foundation, Kairos, the Scientific & Medical Network, the Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation (RILKO) and other groups on the Tarot, decoding myths and fairy tales, mystery school teachings and sacred geometry. In 2007, Watkins published his book The Authentic Tarot.
He is a practicing dowser, was a long-term member of the National Federation of Healers and an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts London.
He has travelled extensively in Europe, North America, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, the Caribbean and the Bahamas, Egypt, Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, India, Japan, North and East Africa.
He is an experienced Transatlantic sailor, travelled 1500 miles into the Amazon jungle and camped with the Inuits, 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
He and his wife lived in France for 8 years and returned to Highgate North London in 2013.
SilverWood Books Ltd. published his autobiography Getting A Life in 2014.