Meet Timothy Eckersley, Senior Associate / by Maddy Carter

Tim joined Gertler and Wente Architects in 2007 as one of our Senior Associates. Check out our quick fire interview with him below...

Describe a typical day for you at G&W. A typical day for me mainly consists of juggling projects, which are always in different stages of completion, from first design ideas to solving issues on site.

How did you get into the Architecture industry? My Father always had an interest in Architecture, from a young age we would admire and discuss buildings.

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? Designing and being creative - hands down.

Describe your architectural style in one word. Contextual.

Where do you pull inspiration from? Architectural history - from all periods, the fundamental elements do not change.

What is one project that you are really proud of? Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which is a rewarding project with a great client. (Check out our Case Study)

What would you consider to be the unique opportunities that you face working as an architect in New York City? The variety of work and the chance to contribute directly to this phenomenal city.

What is your favorite thing about New York City? It's mix of people and unique vibe.

Where is your favorite place in New York City? The avenue of London Plane Trees in between 100th and 110th street Riverside Park.

What advice would you give to a young architect who is currently trying to make it in the industry? Never forget the power of free-hand sketching to explore your ideas. Sketching remains the most direct way to express yourself.