Christoph Timm

Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Christoph Timm is the senior leader of the SOM Enclosure Group in New York and brings 20 years of experience to the team. Raised and educated in Germany his professional career has almost been exclusively based in New York City working on projects ranging from street furniture to supertall skyscrapers around the world. Before joining SOM in 2011, Christoph worked in the offices of James Carpenter and Thomas Phifer studying fine detailing and careful material selection. His interest and expertise lie in designing building enclosures, both in their aesthetic appearance in varying light conditions and their performance throughout the seasons. He takes great interest in efficient assemblies and structures featuring materials and techniques new to the building process. Christoph enjoys facilitating discussions within the glass industry to improve the quality and availability of glass products desired by architects and designers.

Most notable architectural projects in Christoph’s portfolio include 1 World Trade Center in New York City, the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He is currently working on projects in India, South Korea, China and the US.

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