Tim Schaefer, Assoc. AIA
Tim Schaefer contributes to much of BKP’s municipal and public work. A drive toward logic, efficiency, and economy prompts Tim to experiment with technology, explore unconventional design choices, and help others remain grounded. He regularly participates in construction administration phase responsibilities.
Tim uses his background in design, construction, and technology to identify opportunities for efficiency. When the standard rendering software at his university yielded slow processing times, Tim advanced a new program that accomplished the same or better results faster. He created new rendering standards for a previous employer and has helped BKP reevaluate its graphic techniques for improved visualization of project concepts.
Tim grew up on his family’s farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. His appreciation for the environment and pragmatic approach to cost versus value can be attributed to his experiences on the farm, as can his creativity that engages with visitors; he’s crafted large-scale event displays and done programming for light shows. Tim remains partially involved with the farm operations and recently designed and built a memorial pavilion.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in Construction Management from Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University). During his time as a student, Tim was involved with Freedom By Design, a community service program that partnered with Habitat for Humanity to make accessibility improvements in area homes. He currently serves as a volunteer mentor with the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia. Tim enjoys playing paintball and participates on a weekend team. He lives in East Falls.