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I was born in Tucson , Arizona in 1960. My multi-disciplinary arts background includes architecture, painting, and photography. Having lived all of my life in the southwest, my architecture reflects the emergent culture of the southwest and I am very sensitive to the particular needs and issues of the southwestern environment.

I am currently seeking quality projects which utilize my experience in earthbuilding technologies and passive solar design. I have significant experience in all building types and have recently completed plans for a custom hillside adobe residence in Wickenburg AZ. In 2010 I moved to New Mexico when I was offered the position as Construction Foreman at the New Mexico Spaceport in Engle NM.  Subsequently designed several residential projects while serving as a City Planning & Zoning Commissioner and board member for the Main Street organization in Truth or Consequences NM. In 2015 with several large scale adobe projects calling me back to the Sonoran Desert I moved back to Arizona and have been busy designing and detailing restaurants throughout the Valley.

My initial experience as a draftsman began working with pencil and vellum, ink and mylar over 32 years ago while working for some of the finest architects in the Southwest. My internship began early using AutoCad exclusively on significant commercial and civic projects and after focusing on multi-family projects for 7 years I spent the next 5 working in almost every different construction type available. My skill at working with multiple engineering disciplines and providing professional design and construction documents is the result of a well rounded and focused career. I have fostered a patient & professional attitude while managing projects through the complications of the approval process.

Always driven to communicate effectively and keep my skills current, I have extensive experience in 3D design utilizing a very basic SketchUp program after having produced highly detailed construction drawings in multiple versions of AutoCad for my entire career.

I have worked on several projects in the downtown Phoenix area that involved significant renovation efforts, including the first new housing located in the downtown district in 42 years. I created the working construction drawings and performed an historic survey of a popular produce market, which became another revitalization project for downtown Phoenix. Furthermore, I guided the Arizona State Historical Society Museum in moving the historic adobe home of Sandra Day O’Connor from its original location in Paradise Valley, Arizona, to Tempe, Arizona, which is now a center for public and civic discourse. I have supervised teams of engineers, managed client expectations through the design process, and coordinated contractors through the construction phase. In addition, I have managed a design staff to ensure projects were delivered within budget and completed to meet the needs of the client. I have considerable experience with interpreting current building codes and municipal ordinances, and experience in preparing design presentations for public city council meetings and zoning hearings. This is a brief insight into some of the projects I have been involved with.

 

Timothy Brown 928-522-4502  tb@timothybrownarchitect.com