We believe design should be an exciting and collaborative process. The architect should accommodate the client’s vision, not the reverse.

This partnership reduces stress and creates living spaces that function with intuitive ease, and possess an intelligent – simple beauty. Our goals include maximizing energy efficiency, minimizing future maintenance and utilizing quality materials, all while working within established budgets.

Timothy Fuller Architect

Timothy Fuller, AIA, Principal

For more than 25 years, Tim has served a wide range of clients in the Twin Cities. Before starting Timothy Fuller Architects in 2012, he was a managing partner at SALA Architects where he completed more than 200 residential projects, winning numerous design awards and peer recognition for his work.

His homes have been displayed in local, regional and national journals and also have been featured on national television.

Finding commonsense yet inspiring solutions to challenging design problems is a trademark of Tim’s practice.

Before receiving a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota in 1991, Tim received a B.S. in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1978. Since 1994, Tim has taught at the University of Minnesota College of Design as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture. He also has taught courses in design through the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Program. Tim is an NCARB certified architect, and is licensed to practice in Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

“Tim designed my dream lake ‘cottage’ and it is still getting adoring reviews from family and friends.

When Tim and I began the design process, little did we know the challenges we would encounter with my quaint (i.e., very small) lot on Lake Minnetonka. Together we persevered several challenges and changing rules with the City, but through each step of the changes required Tim was patient, responsive and creative. The end result is my dream lakeside cottage; a home even better than I imagined.

Tim maximized the lake view and the sunlight in every room while adding the architectural detail that makes this a home that my friends and family enjoy to share. It is a charming, efficient use of space and detail.

The summer of 2014 was an especially challenging year for homes in my neighborhood due to historic high lake levels and flooding; our streets and yards were under water and most homes were sandbagging and pumping. But, through it all the house that Tim designed stayed dry. This was the ultimate test and the home performed and exceeded expectations.

I hope that you consider Tim for your home project and that you will love the home that Tim designs as much as I do.”
~Kathleen Nelson


University of Minnesota CALA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1993-2004, 2012- ongoing
Science Museum of Minnesota, Lecturer, 1993-1994
University of Minnesota Extension, Lecturer, 1991-1994, 1996-1997
The American House: Before, Now, and Again, National Builders Conference, Atlanta Georgia, Invited Speaker, 2000
“Infill In-kind,” Finding appropriate contemporary housing forms to rebuild infill development sites in urban areas. Lecture, Landmark Center of Saint Paul, 1995
“The Design Process in Residential Construction,” Lecture, Phipps Center for The Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin, 1995


Tim lives with his wife, Rita (also an architect), and their two children in St. Paul Minnesota.

To contact Tim directly, please call our office or email him at tim@nulltimothyfullerarchitects.com