If professional practice is TBA's reason for being, and research is the backbone of the office’s work, then its heart is, without a doubt, teaching.
Tim was a full-time faculty member of the world-renowned College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology for twenty-five years and is now Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Clemson University's School of Architecture.
The practice draws energy and inspiration from the time spent working with students. And teaching young architects helps return the favor of the countless hours that formed us. The practical concerns of running a practice are balanced by teaching's heavy involvement with ideas, discussion, and debate. The privilege of working alongside some of the world's best architects and thinkers in the academic setting adds immeasurably to the firm's collective knowledge. And for a practice built on exploration and experimentation, the time spent in the university is essential.