Building Information Modeling — or BIM as it is more commonly known — is a series of powerful tools used in the architecture industry to combine digital design with all the information needed to complete a project, such as costs, siting, and materials. It allows both designers and their clients to visualize a design long before it is built and fosters collaboration with architects, consultants, and builders.Read More
“When I started this firm 25 years ago as a sole proprietor, I wore all the hats,” recalls our principal architect and studio namesake, Tim Barber. As his work garnered attention and projects increased in number, scale, and scope, Tim’s team grew from himself to the 20 architects, designers, and administrative support staff that now buzz around our recently expanded Los Angeles studio.
“It’s hard to imagine that fifteen years ago, we filled only a third of this office, and that I used to do the designing, field work, training, management, and invoicing myself,” Tim reminisces.Read More
We recently celebrated 24 years in business. Looking back, one sentiment perfectly defines our experience: gratitude. We’ve been blessed to collaborate with inspiring clients, consultants, contractors, artisans, and designers, many of whom we also call our “friends”; to practice our art in many of the world’s most beautiful communities; and to see our designs fully realized as beloved forever homes.Read More
What's an "Interior Architecture Designer"?: an Interview with Interior Architecture Designer Patrick Tennant /
Tim Barber Ltd. is a residential architecture studio and has been for the past 24 years. Nevertheless, prospective clients occasionally call to inquire whether we can give their home a “face lift”, ranging from picking out wall colors and papers to sourcing furnishings and decor.
Technically, we can do that, and up until 2012 (when we pared down both our name and operations from Tim Barber Ltd. Architecture & Interior Design to Tim Barber Ltd. Architecture) we occasionally did do interiors-only projects; however, nowadays, we typically don’t.Read More
The dog days of summer may be over, but for many of our clients, every day is a dog[-filled] day! While living with dogs can be a joyful experience, our four-legged family members also come with several tough household considerations, ranging from, "How do I keep my dog healthy and safe in my home?" to, "How do I keep my home healthy and safe with a dog in it?!"
Fortunately, our team is as well-versed in custom residential design for humans as we are in pet parenting (and proofing!) -- Whatever our clients' canine cohabitation conundrums may be, we're ready to help. We share some of the features we use to created pet-friendly fur-ever homes, paw-fect for people and pups alike!Read More