Born in NYC and raised in Venice Beach, CA and Peaks Island, Maine, Tima brings a breadth of experience and leadership to Relativity Architects. He studied at Rice University (BFA 1994) and the Southern California Institute for Architecture (M.Arch 1999). His passion of art led him to the practice of architecture as a launching point to explore the three dimensional space within his own paintings. In addition to his American studies, Tima has spent considerable time studying throughout Europe. He completed a one-year artist-in-residency in Israel. Since 1999, Tima has pursued the exploration of art and the built environment through his own practice of architecture and design. From straw-bale construction to various high-end hospitality projects to motion picture production studios and master plans, he is vigilant throughout the process to achieve balance between quality, style and efficiency.
As co-founding Principal of RA, Tima continues to explore the physicality of art and architecture through his work with RA as well as through his role as a teacher. Tima was an adjunct professor at Woodbury University and acts as a guest juror at several Los Angeles universities. He is an AIA Associate and has received an AIA scholarship (1999) as well as two AIA Hospitality Design awards. Additionally, he is the recipient of both the Individual Boutique 18 Design Award (2013) and the Boutique 18 Design Restaurant Award (2012).
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE (SCI-ARC): Masters of Architecture | Los Angeles, CA 1999
RICE UNIVERSITY: Bachelor of Fine Arts & Literature | Houston, TX 1994
TIMA WINTER, INC.: Owner of an architectural design and furniture manufacturing company from 2007 to 2013 | Notable projects include:
THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL | Hollywood, CA
SOUP’S GRILL RESTAURANT | Los Angeles, CA
ESTETICA SALONS | Los Angeles, CA
OH WOW GALLERY | Los Angeles, CA
BANK OF MANHATTAN | El Segundo, CA
WOODBURY UNIVERSITY | Burbank, CA