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College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Timothy Brown, AIA, NCARB

Timothy Brown, AIA, NCARB

Associate Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture
Office: Lee 3-132

Masters of Architecture, University of Illinois, Chicago; Bachelor of Science, Design, Clemson University

Curriculum Vitae


Associate Professor Timothy Brown is the founder and principal of TBA Tim Brown Architecture, a full-service architecture and design practice built around collaborative ventures from the very small to extremely large scales. The practice is particularly interested in the crossings of public, social, and civic space. TBA is deeply devoted to research and is propelled by the simple proposition that our professional responsibility as architects is to make meaningful places/spaces, when meaningful includes wonder, joy, delight and assuming responsibility for the many resources tapped. Tim is licensed as an architect in Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina and the firm's work is spread across all three states - with a number of on-going projects in France and Italy. Professor Brown (BS, Design) 're-joined' the School of Architecture at Clemson in 2015 to serve as the Director of Undergraduate Programs (through 2021). Although his teaching at the School of Architecture has covered a wide swath of studios and coursework, his focus is on the advanced building design studios and building technology courses. Before coming to Clemson he taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture for twenty-five years in both the graduate M.ARCH and undergraduate B.ARCH professional programs. As Director of International Programs he spent a decade in Europe leading IIT’s wide range of study abroad programs and developing new pedagogies combining intensive fieldwork, inventive urban studies, and in-situ studio projects. In Chicago he directed the second, third, and fourth year undergraduate core design studios where he was instrumental in building a studio curriculum that drew on Mies van der Rohe’s remarkable legacy while moving fully into contemporary challenges and issues. RESEARCH INTERESTS: radically simple architectures, adaptive re-use, building enclosure systems, building assemblies, urban design, Mies van der Rohe, contemporary architecture in Chicago, spatial justice, place-based education, civic spaces, public-interest architecture, the built environment of Southern Appalachia

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