About TMA Architects

Tim Montgomery is the owner and principal architect of TMA Architects LLC.  Born in Hannibal, Missouri, raised in St. Louis County, he graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1971 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). He practiced for some 7-8 years as a consulting M.E., Plant Engineer, including several years as a solar designer in Colorado in the mid 1970's - returning to St. Louis in 1979 to pursue his Masters of Architecture at Washington University (M Arch- 1983).  He is a registered architect in many states, including Missouri, where he obtained his initial registration.

Tim has thirty-seven years experience in a broad range of architecture, engineering and project management for commercial facilities and residential design - specializing now in sustainable, “Green” design and rehab.  He is a USGBC LEED  AP. and has won awards for sustainable design (recently achieved USGBC LEED "Platinum" on a project he designed in St. Louis; LEED "Gold" for project in O'Fallon, IL).

Publications, Papers and Media

EARTH SHELTER DIGEST - Presentation paper at Earth Shelter Conference, Kansas City, MO. 1984

NCMA PICTORIAL - National Concrete Masonry Assoc. “All Masonry Passive Solar Home” 1986

NCMA NATIONAL CONVENTION – Washington, D.C. - National Concrete Masonry Assoc. “All Masonry Passive Solar Home” presentation 1986

ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING magazine "Revamping Downtown: Lighting the Law Offices" pp 44-46, March 1987...

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH Folio Section "Kirchner Solar Home- St. Charles’ Place in the Sun" July 6, 1986

BIRMINGHAM NEWS  Lifestyle Section "Something Old & Naturally New" Jan. 23,1994

NATURAL HOME magazine, "Can This Home Be Greened", pp 30-32,  May/June 2005

MISSOURI COALITION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT guest lecturer, panelist on "green rehab"- annual Meeting 4-15-06 - St. Louis

GREEN T.V. "taped show" on green/sustainable design with host Don Fitz 5-1-07 St. Louis - aired July '07

MONEYTALK "taped radio talk show" (1430 WIL AM) on green design with host Bob Hardcastle 5-31-07 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH Section C "New headquarters will use wind turbine, solar panels" 8-14-07

ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS "Turning Brownfields Green" pp30-36 Sept/Oct. '07 ...

ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS MAGAZINE – "Achieving Leed" pp 84-85. March 2008 ...


ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS "Regional Excellence Awards" Kerr Foundation Building (LEED PLATINUM) June 19, 2008 ...

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE "Restoration, Innovation and Integration" June 2008 pp 84-86 ...

ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE "The Green Scene: Seeing Green" July 2009 pp 92 ...

Numerous local and national magazines will be featuring William A. Kerr Foundation - 21 O'Fallon St. project (in St. Louis) due to its LEED "Platinum" achievement


USGBC LEED "Platinum"
William A. Kerr Foundation - St. Louis, MO
August 2007

Missouri Award For Energy Conservation
Waynesville United Methodist Church
Gov. John Ashcroft,  1986

Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources
Energy Innovation Award Program – Kirchner Full Masonry Passive Solar House
Gov. John Ashcroft, 1986 ..

Lectures / Appearances

- Guest Lecturer, panelist on numerous green organizations/presentations in St. Louis

- Guest Lecturer, panelist at Ozark Renewable Energy Festival - Rocheport, MO
September 23-24, 2007

- Guest Lecturer, panelist at Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce - Belleville, IL
September 25, 2007

- Television appearance KTVI Ch. 11 St. Louis, MO - September 29, 2007

- Guest Lecturer, panelist on Green Communities at "Black & Green" - Legacy Bookstore, St. Louis - Dec 5, 2007

- Radio appearance KDHX - St. Louis, MO
February 5, 2008

- LEED consultant - BJC Hospital - West "Data Center," Medical Office Building, campus reconfiguration. March 2008

"Greening The Heartland" - on Planning committee, speaker, moderator, green BIKE tour guide- hosted in St. Louis
June 22-24 2008 ...