Tim Hagman AIA, Principal Hagman Architects

A childhood fascination with art and drawing, couple with a magnetism for buildings of all shapes and sizes lead Tim Hagman to pursue a degree in architecture from the University of Washington. Immersed in design studio, where pencil met paper, Hagman’s creativity blossomed and great design was born. His passion flourished as his natural talent emerged. From this moment on, his sole focus was to produce the best possible solution for every unique design challenge he encountered.

His adoration for the mountains, and an addiction to skiing, brought him to Aspen right after college. With a little luck, he began working for legendary architect Fritz Benedict. Over the years he partnered with other talented architects to form various sized firms that did high-design and had a thriving client base.

Tim went out on his own in the early 90’s, forming Hagman Architects. A successful, prestigious project that garnered numerous awards resulted in a flood of work, expanding his team to a dozen employees in their downtown office in Basalt. Post-recession, his small team is happy to still be doing relevant work that represents innovative applications of green materials, uniting unique regionalism with modern appeal.

For over 40 years, Tim has been reinventing and refining architecture in the Western United States. His design philosophy and leadership, together with responsibility toward green architecture, are the key elements in his firm’s numerous awards for design excellence, as well as repeated coverage in national design and architectural publications including Architectural Digest and Architectural Record. 

He has successfully used his extensive design and construction experience on a wide variety of unique projects throughout the western United States and abroad, including such locations as Canada, Baja Mexico, Japan, and Europe. Projects include mountain and seaside resort hotels, municipal and public facilities, commercial and retail developments, single-family custom residences, and multi-family projects. Currently, all projects incorporate and emphasize green design concepts of recycling, sustainability, and energy efficiency. 

Tim can be found cycling in the summer months, as well as spending time on the river and hiking. During the winter, he pursues hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing with the same passion that has inspired his designs for years.