Studio / People 

 – Substance Architecture

Tim Hickman AIA LEED AP

To me, architecture is about possibilities—connection, collaboration, and endless potential in every project. I see myself as a champion of this process, in finding and using these opportunities to create even better, more meaningful design.

I see possibilities in design. With over 30 years of experience, I've learned to see the world as a vast canvas of design opportunities. My educational journey from Iowa State University, Yale, and studies in France, have deepened my appreciation for art, architecture, and culture. I'm not just a designer; I'm a firm believer in the power of collaboration and the beauty of diverse voices coming together. Serving the Des Moines, IA community, particularly in the realms of visual arts and literature, has always been a passion. My commitment to clients, coupled with my optimistic approach to challenges, guides every step of my architectural journey, ensuring each project not only stands out in design but also in meaning and impact.