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Timothy Hofmann

BIM Project Manager, Missoula

A truly successful structural engineer works with the architect to help them design their building instead of just fitting the structure in wherever it fits. The structure can, and often times is, celebrated in the design, yet often enough it’s just a second thought in the overall design of the building. More collaboration in the early on phases will help to determine the success of the design of the building.”

As a BIM Project Manager for Missoula’s structural team, Tim’s building upon his family’s legacy in construction and contracting and his own time in the Navy. Tim was first introduced to engineering by his uncles who flipped houses, and by doing odd construction jobs in high school and then when he was in the Navy doing projects for friends and family. When he was in the Navy, Tim would pay attention to the architecture of the countries he visited, documenting their building styles with his camera. Tim worked for an interior design firm before he joined DCI. He started in San Diego, where he helped design high-rise and mixed-use podium projects. Now, in Missoula, Tim works on custom residential projects and the occasional mixed-use development, which are all over the country. Tim loves working with architects to figure out how to bring their vision into reality.

What was your favorite class in college?
I took a class on neuroscience and the built environment which was probably the most unique and interesting. Looked into a lot of things people don’t think about when designing buildings.

What is your dream project location?
The moon.

What is your favorite piece of historical architecture?
La Sagrada Familia Cathedral or Chandigarh Capitol Complex.