Tim Schaefer came to BKP in 2015, a Philadelphia University architecture graduate with a year of BKP experience and composure that belies his age. A drive toward logic, efficiency, and economy prompts Tim to experiment with technology, explore unconventional design choices, and help others remain grounded. When the standard rendering software at his university yielded slow processing times, Tim advanced a new program that accomplished the same or better results in a fraction of the time. He created new rendering standards and image standards at his first job out of school, and he has helped BKP reevaluate its own graphic techniques. He hit the ground running with a combined background in construction management, design, and hands-on building.
Tim grew up on his family’s farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. His appreciation for the environment and pragmatic approach to cost versus value can be attributed to his experiences on the farm, as can his creativity that engages with visitors; he’s crafted more than a few large-scale displays and done programming for light shows. Tim remains involved with the farm operations pitching ideas and has been developing design concepts for a multi-purpose events center and a drive-in movie theater on the property.