Timothy R. Twomey

Lecturer in Architecture

Tim Twomey is a former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CallisonRTKL, an approximately 1,500-person international architecture, engineering, planning and interior design firm with multiple offices worldwide. Tim has over forty-three years of corporate management, administrative, legal practice and risk management experience, thirty-nine of which have been while in-house counsel to The Architects Collaborative, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, RTKL Associates Inc. (now CallisonRTKL Inc.).  Tim is a registered architect in numerous jurisdictions and a member of the American Bar Association and its Forum Committee on the Construction Industry. Tim is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Tim is a past member (1999-2011) and Chair (2007-2008) of the AIA’s Documents Committee.  Tim is a member of the Boston Society of Architects and a former member of its Board of Directors, Commissioner of Professional Practice, and member and chair of its Ethics Committee.  Tim is also a past member of the Design Professional Insurance Companies Architects Advisory Council. Tim was an early leader in the promotion and understanding of design-build as an important alternative form of project delivery. Tim authored Understanding the Legal Aspects of Design-Build (1989), published by R.S. Means Company, Inc.  While on the AIA Documents Committee, Tim chaired the Design-Build Task Group which in 2007 completely re-wrote the AIA’s earlier family of design-build contract documents and spoke extensively across the country in various forums to promote their understanding and use. Tim co-drafted the 2007 A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, and spoke extensively to numerous AIA and non-AIA affiliated groups and to over 1,300 construction lawyers at the 2008 American Bar Association’s Forum Committee On the Construction Industry’s Midwinter Meetings in New York City and San Antonio. Tim was also a member of the AIA Documents Committee’s Task Group on Integrated Project Delivery and co-authored its 2008 IPD documents.  Tim was also Co-Chair (2010 – 2017) of the Practicing Law Institute’s annual Construction Law Program “Building Better Construction Contracts.