Tim Durfee Studio develops architectural projects that respond to the new hybrids characteristic of contemporary life: the tangible with the intangible, the social with the cultural, the pragmatic with the aspirational, the actual with the simulated.
The work of Tim Durfee Studio has been widely published and exhibited. In addition to multiple awards from the AIGA, PRINT Magazine, several finalist distinctions for Architizer Awards, Tim’s solo and collaborative work has been awarded the 2012 AIA|LA Design Honor Award, a 2013 AIA|LA NextLA Merit Award, the 2015 BUILD Magazine Award for Innovation in Cultural Architecture, the Bronze Dragon of the 2015/2016 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen, and in 2015 he was named as one of the international “Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century” by a jury consisting of: Stanley Tigerman, Ralph Johnson, Marion Weiss, Jeanne Gang, and Qingyin Ma.
Tim Durfee is a Professor in ArtCenter College of Design's Media Design Practices MFA program. Tim, with the other five core faculty members of the MDP, won the 2014 Core77 Design Award for Educational Initiatives for crafting a new type of graduate design degree focused on new modes and contexts for design, emphasizing both technological and social change.
Tim has degrees in English, History, and Architecture from the University of Rochester and Yale University.