Timothy M. Sweeney, Architect - 
Page Contents:
Tim Sweeney Bio
The Sweeney Team
Team Approach and Collaboration
A Systems Approach-
SIPs & Modular
The Design Down Process

Tim Sweeney is a Nevada architect and general contractor (inactive) whose sole focus is on producing successes for his Clients.  As described in the text below, Tim's qualifications and ability to meet and exceed his Clients' requirements are without question.

Tim is architecturally licensed in the following states:
  • Nevada
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Arizona
  • Colorado

In addition, Tim's experience as a Nevada general contractor with an unlimited license (project size) means that his Clients receive the benefits of construction savvy in addition to excellent architectural design and document quality control, all of which results in greater security that each Client's projects will be completed in the optimum manner.

Since 1985, Tim Sweeney has been a leader in architectural design and construction Team administration.  Coordinating a variety of consultants and staff members, Tim has established a nearly unmatched record of completing projects with minimal difficulties, delays, and exceptionally low additional costs.  Such is in large part due to two things:

Tim's personal attention to the entire project and its execution, and
Tim's assembledge of uniquely qualified Team Members.

The Sweeney Team offers the following unique qualifications:
  • Architectural Design and Document Preparation Associates that have been employed or retained by Tim Sweeney to create decades of successes with Tim.
  • Consultants that offer decades of experience in a wide variety of project types and scales and a track record of success with Tim.
  • We endeavor to give our clients their place to be, and we hold ourselves true to our Core Values:
    • Quality
    • Creativity
    • Commitment
    • Integrity, and
    • Satisfaction


Our clients receive the benefits of the unmatched DESIGN DOWN PROCESS that goes far beyond conventional architectural Programming.  Conventional Programming typically consists of a list of room, building, and site requirements to be met by the architectural design.  Beyond a mere list, our clients receive the additional benefits of a thorough analysis of all parameters, from Context and Outcomes through Finance and Celebration.  The end result is a Better Road Map for the Future that Aligns the Design and Construction with your Needs and Goals.

The most important Team Member on the Design Team is our Client.  It is the Client's project, not ours, and so our Mission is to Collaborate with the Client from beginning to end so that the Results are Optimized with full Client Participation and Decision Making.  In addition, each and every other Design Team Member is hand selected from a stable of highly capable professionals in order to bring forth the optimum skill, chemistry, and performance on your project.  If appropriate, we shall include on the Design Team special consultants to address special project requirements, such as professional estimating, scheduling, and acoustical design.
The Design Down Process
Tim Sweeney, Owner

The best Architectural and Construction Solutions are based upon a SYSTEMS APPROACH that capitalizes upon proven methods of delivering the Greatest Value for the Fewest Dollars, and with no associated problems along the way.  We have found that the Systems which best meet this criteria are the utilization of both Structural Insulated Panels ("SIPs") and Modular Construction.

SIPs:  Structural Insulated Panels offer a large number of benefits over many conventional methods of construction.  SIPs are factory-made panels consisting of a core of foam insulation faced with a structural sheathing, such as Oriented Strand Board ("OSB").  SIPs offer the following advantages over conventional stick-framing construction:
Higher Quality
Ease of Use
Strength and Durability
Thermal and Acoustical Performance
Less Expensive Foundations compared to masonry and concrete construction

To create an even better solution for our clients, whenever possible we also utilize Modular Construction.  With modular portions of building factory-built, trucked to the site, and then assembled and finished, our clients also receive the improved benefits of:

Less Expensive Costs
Quicker Time to Dry-In
Quicker Job Completion
Shorter Financing Periods
Higher Quality Control
Less Amount of Prevailing Wages
Fewer Weather Complications
Fewer Food and Lodging Expenses for non-local workers


JTS Modular's Barrel Building
Representative SIPs with 4-Sided Box Spline and Pre-cut Electrical Raceways
PA new BASF study conducted by the RS Means unit of Reed Construction Data shows that
residential builders can reduce their framing labor needs by as much as 55 percent by using
structural insulated panels (SIPs) instead of conventional "stick-building" methods.A new BASF study conducted by the RS Means unit of Reed Construction Data shows that residential builders can reduce their framing labor needs by as much as 55 percent by using structural insulated panels (SIPs) instead of conventional "stick-built" methods.
A BASF study conducted by the RS Means unit of Reed Construction Data shows that residential builders can reduce their framing expenses by as much as 55 percent and achieve cost savings as much as 40% by using structural insulated panels (SIPs) instead of conventional "stick-built" methods...

Due to airtight qualities of SIP construction, the EPA waived its blower door test requirements for any SIP homes qualifying for the Energy Star program, thereby reducing the cost of an Energy Star home inspection.  Coupled with federal and state tax incentives available for energy-efficient home construction, SIPs offer builders another money saving option.

"It is impossible to ignore the cost effectiveness of structural insulated panels in light of the Time and Motion study," said Bill Wachtler, SIPA executive director.  "The time, material and labor savings during construction and long term energy savings during operations are outstanding benefits available to anyone building with SIPs."

PRWeb Press Release, Florham Park, NJ, april 24, 2008

For more information about SIPs, download the BASF brochure entitled, "Everything You Need to Know about SIPs" located at http://www.highperformancecommunity.com/files/pdf/SIPs_Brochure.pdf.