Timothy B. Blonkvist, FAIA, LEED AP

Tim Blonkvist, Founding Principal and Chairman of the Board, is legendary for the energy and passion he brings to his projects and client relationships. He has worked on award-winning, sustainable projects from single-family homes to the design of new cities around the world. Tim believes that architecture is the physical embodiment of the people who inhabit a place. He has learned over the years that the individual building is less important than how buildings as a group work together to create outdoor rooms for people to enjoy and understand the larger context. It is with this approach that his work throughout the US, Europe, China, India, and Saudi Arabia pushes beyond the limits of their geographical location toward contemporary sustainable solutions.

Tim is an extraordinary creative force whose work synthesizes art, architecture, and the use of natural light. He finds inspiration and restoration in art, spending several weeks each summer painting in Italy as well as painting into the wee hours of the morning every week with a group of local artists. While art and architecture are intimately related within Tim’s work, it is their differences that are so critical for his creative life. While architecture is a long, detail-oriented process involving hundreds of people, art is an individual creative act that is realized in a very short period of time. The immediate satisfaction he gains creating his personal art provides energy and sustains his passion needed to bring larger, more complex architectural projects to life for his clients.

The measure of success is not found in the number of awards won but rather in the fulfillment of his clients’ dreams being realized and their excitement in seeing their ideas incorporated into their project.

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, 1981
Plan II Honors Program, 1979

Royal Danish Academy
Fellowship in Urban Planning, Copenhagen, 1980

College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects, AIA San Antonio
Inducted, 2000 (Highest Professional Honor)

Top 50 Architect USA – 2012

Texas Society of Architects Firm of the Year – 2010

LEED Leadership in Energy + Environmental Design – 2005

Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal – 1981
(Most Outstanding Student)

Robert Leon White Memorial Award 1981 (Greatest Professional Promise)

Dean’s Award
University of Texas at Austin, 1981

President, School of Architecture
University of Texas at Austin, 1981

Learner / Strategic / Achiever / Maximizer / Self-Assurance