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8x Best of Houzz winner
22 years in business
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Bay Area Architectural Designer | 7X Best of Houzz Winner
Tim became an architect and a member of the AIA then founded Impluvium Architecture in the year 2000. Impluvium – a term from ancient Rome – is a courtyard with a water feature. Allowing living space to flow and interact between the indoors and outdoors is something that Tim has pursued not only in his professional experience but also through his extensive travels in Asia and Europe. Frequent extended visits to Europe have broadened his appreciation of traditional design developed over generations and how it can be applied in a contemporary context. This foundation has developed not just by visiting as a tourist, but by walking the ancient ruins, traditional villages, contemporary museums and various projects while living there for a few months of the year. Tim also has a number of modern projects as well including Impluvium's new home office. See for Impluvium's current projects (Tim also created as a business network site). It's not just studying history first hand or experiencing modern buildings, however, Tim has discovered that projects must be inspired by the owner’s life and must also be informed by the context of the site for the project. Instead of presenting something to a client and convincing them that his concept is what they are trying to achieve, Tim draws out the design from the owner’s experiences and travels. This makes the process of design an interactive and educational experience for everyone involved in the project. Architecture is creating something that has meaning and can last. Being an architect is not about handing over a project and moving onto the next one – it is about making sure that the project will be cherished and cared for by its owners and everyone that experiences it for years and even for generations. Give us a call or send us a message to get started on your next project! E-mail: / Cell: 925-451-8256

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Attic Conversion, Barn Design & Construction, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Home, Deck Design, Drafting, Earthquake Retrofitting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Garage Design, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Modular Home Additions, Mudroom Design, New Home Construction, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Sustainable Design, Tiny House Construction, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Construction Drawings

Areas Served

Alamo, Blackhawk, Canyon, Castro Valley, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Dublin, El Sobrante, Hayward, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakland, Orinda, Pacheco, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Leandro, San Ramon, Saranap, Waldon, Walnut Creek, Bay Point, Benicia, Clyde, Pittsburg, Port Costa, Vine Hill, All USA


Licensed Architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Best of Houzz 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019


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Impluvium Architecture

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(925) 350-4831


Alamo, CA 94507

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