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Timothy Nawrocki, AIA, ASLA



Tim's design work is rooted in the belief that architecture and landscape are inseperable elements for shaping cities. By embracing this approach, he strives to create environments that seamlessly integrate ecology, built form and the public. As an Instructor at Drexel University, Tim teaches studios and seminars focussed on site, urban contexts and community. 

As a registered architect and landscape architect, Tim brings a unique perspective that is creative and broad. His multidisciplinary approach and collaborative spirit have earned him a reputation for leading complex projects within the public realm. This includes an innovation campus on Long Island, a waterfront park in Toronto, and master plans for projects in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Shanghai.

Tim is Principal at LILA Landscape Architecture, a firm that specializes in bringing nature, landscape and art to the urban world. At the same time LILA advocates for the value of urban landscape, helping stakeholders, city officials and the community appreciate how much landscape can impact their wellbeing and economic output. 

Tim graduated with distinction from Harvard University with a Master of Landscape Architecture and from Temple University with a Bachelor of Architecture. Tim is a registered architect in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont and a registered Landscape Architect in New York and Pennsylvania.
MLA, Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
B.Arch, Bachelor of Architecture, Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Architecture

The Value of Trees

The Value of Trees is a book project that seeks to provide metrics and ideograms for designers, planners, and urban professionals to advocate for urban tree planting. Often overlooked or quickly reduced in a project budget, trees are more than a "nice to have". This book highlights how trees improve urban life in numerous ways from helping people heal faster, live longer, reduce stress or increase property values to name a few. Facts and data resonate with people far more effectively than broad generalizations, and The Value of Trees helps to make a better case for prioritizing tree planting initiatives.

Architecture Field Guides
Architecture Field Guides is a series of walking tours that highlight buildings and architects with a wide assortment of stories about development, architectural styles, and the forces that shaped them. These guides strive to dig deeper into small neighborhoods and side streets to bring attention to some lesser appreciated works of architecture. From classical, to modern, to contemporary these guides take on all styles and buildings, both loved and unloved, to show them in a new light.

Architecture Family Tree
The Architecture Family Tree Project traces the professional lineage of American architects, mapping relationships between mentors and mentees while highlighting their professional contributions. By cataloging who architects trained under and their subsequent impact, the project underscores the influence of mentorship in shaping the architectural landscape. The significance of mentorship, be it in an atelier, the academy or contemporary practice has shaped our world. The architects who fostered and nurtured growth of the next generation play an indispensable role in shaping the architectural profession.