A native of Los Angeles, with its hidden network of concrete flood washes and its more conspicuous web of interstate, Tim understands the built environment as a network of layered systems, visible and invisible. He seeks the poetry in these overlapping systems at their different scales: city, block, campus, building, infrastructure. Tim’s practice is informed by inquiry into the constraints that homogenize our construction culture, believing that the role of an architect is to amplify moments of distinction within each individual project and the built environment at large.
Tim studied both Molecular Biology and Environmental Design at the University of Colorado before receiving a Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a recipient of the AIA Certificate of Merit and contributed to A Global History of Architecture, a widely used introductory textbook for architecture programs. He is visiting critic at UC Berkeley, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stanford, and California College of the Arts.