Alexander Timmer

(414) 229-2994
Arch & Urban Planning 373


The focus of Alex’s research is the relationship between energy systems and design within architecture. To do this his work explores reasoning within open systems, contingent material processes, and recursive design techniques. Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. He holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University where he received with the John E Thayer Award and the Alpha Rho Chi Medal.
Prior to joining the Faculty at UWM, Alex was one of the two inaugural Irving Innovation Fellows at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. While a fellow he worked to deepen the link between the studio pedagogy and the fabrication lab, exploring ways in which digital fabrication can provide productive feedback loops within the design studio.
Alex has also worked for firms and architects such as PLY Architecture, Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, Kiel Moe, Christian Kerez, and Jennifer Bonner while specializing in design and fabrication.


BS in Architecture, University of Michigan TCAUP
Master of Architecture, Harvard University GSD


Thermal Comfort
Open Systems
Logical Reasoning


Architecture 301 – Architectural Systems 1
Architecture 310 – Fundamentals of Architectural Design 1
Architecture 650/850 – Mass Matters

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