Impluvium Architecture
About Us
Tim became an architect and a member of the AIA then founded Impluvium Architecture in the year 2000. Impluvium – a term from ancient Rome – is a courtyard with a water feature.

Allowing living space to flow and interact between the indoors and outdoors is something that Tim has pursued not only in his professional experience but also through his extensive travels in Asia and Europe. Frequent extended visits to Europe have broadened his appreciation of traditional design developed over generations and how it can be applied in a contemporary context. This foundation has developed not just by visiting as a tourist, but by walking the ancient ruins, traditional villages, contemporary museums and various projects while living there for a few months of the year.

Tim also has a number of modern projects as well including Impluvium's new home office. See www.AllyLocal.com for Impluvium's current projects (Tim also created AllyLocal.com as a business network site).

It's not just studying history first hand or experiencing modern buildings, however, Tim has discovered that projects must be inspired by the owner’s life and must also be informed by the context of the site for the project. Instead of presenting something to a client and convincing them that his concept is what they are trying to achieve, Tim draws out the design from the owner’s experiences and travels. This makes the process of design an interactive and educational experience for everyone involved in the project. Architecture is creating something that has meaning and can last. Being an architect is not about handing over a project and moving onto the next one – it is about making sure that the project will be cherished and cared for by its owners and everyone that experiences it for years and even for generations.
Give us a call or send us a message to get started on your next project! E-mail: impluvium@gmail.com / Cell: 925-451-8256
Awards
Houzz Pro Software UserBest of Houzz 2020 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2019 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2018 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2017 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2016 - Client SatisfactionRecommended on Houzz1,000 Ideabook Saves
Organizations
American Institute of Architects, San FranciscoThe American Institute of ArchitectsAIACC
Testimonials
49 Reviews
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Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2008

Our family has had the good fortune to know and work with Tim, and benefit from his immense talent, over the last decade. When we sought out to build our family home in a contemporary and modern style...Read More

Natural Inspirations, LLC
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Nov 2020

Our project is a 1,000 SF, two bedrooms, two bath luxury vacation rental property, to be built later this year at the rear of our residence. We required a very creative and unusual design that maximi...Read More

TEAC Structural Engineering
Relationship: Colleague

Tim & I became acquainted on one of his initial Impluvium projects and immediately I was impressed with the quality of his drawings (legibility, organization and completion) upon submittal to our stru...Read More

Linda Bond
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2002

Tim designed a home for us on the golf course at Copper Valley in Copperopolis, California in 2003. We are still here and we still very much love our home. We would definitely use Tim again should we...Read More

Linda Stefanick
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Jan 2008

Tim has designed some of the very best homes in our gated community at Copper Valley, formerly Saddle Creek in Copperopolis, CA Representing new land owners who want a custom home, Tim is the person ...Read More

Bonnie Chopra
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2007

Tim is a great architect, he helped build my custom home in Pleasanton, CA and was great to work with and helped me through the entire process. Solid recommendation for anyone looking for a quality ar...Read More

Lauren Holloway
Relationship: Colleague

I am a realtor who has worked with Tim repeatedly, and I currently have a house on the market that Tim designed. This home is a work of art, simply stunning. My photographers (who see even more proper...Read More

Brad Blaise
Relationship: Colleague

I have worked with Tim for several years now, going back to each of our roots before starting our own companies. He has always been easy to work with, and that starts with having great communication....Read More

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