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Timothy Chan

Project Designer

Timothy joined The Brooklyn Studio in the fall of 2020. He brings experience from his prior work as a Junior Architect at ZH+A in New York City, where he learned about the principles of Passive House design while working on single- and multi-family houses.

Timothy earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Architecture from The New School’s Parsons School of Design. He graduated with academic honors. During his studies, he worked with his thesis advisor at LEVENBETTS to create physical models for their 2022 publication, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House.”

Originally from Hong Kong, Timothy spends his free time learning about different cuisine cultures, cooking, and developing an ever-growing list of restaurants around the world that he plans to visit.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A black tailored two-piece suit, a medium-rare ribeye steak, and a nice bottle of cabernet sauvignon with my partner at a classic New York steak house.

What is your greatest fear?

Space (the universe).

What is your greatest extravagance?

Fine dining.

What talent would you most like to have?


What is your favorite color?

All shades of red.

What is your favorite virtue?

Willingness to try new things, especially food and drinks.

Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

Takeshi Hosaka.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Louis Kahn.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?

Integrity in materials.

What is your favorite type of project to work on?

Single-family homes.

Who is your favorite author?

Junji Ito.

Who is your hero of fiction?


Who is your favorite artist?

Edward Hopper.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Jackie Chan.

What is your most treasured possession?

My cast-iron skillet.

Where would you like to live?

New York City.

What quality do you most admire in others?


Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman and In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust.