Tim Kohut is an architect, a LEED for Homes Green Rater, HERS Rater, CEPE Energy modeler, and BPI Building Analyst at Green Dinosaur.
He has an expertise in single and multi-family residential design and construction. With more than 25 years experience in sustainable design, Tim’s background includes award-winning projects as well as on-the-ground experience with the Peace Corps in Western Honduras. Tim has worked as a sustainability consultant and LEED for Homes Rater for the past four years.
Prior to this, Tim was Vice President and Director of Architecture for Abode Communities (formerly known as the Los Angeles Community Design Center), where he worked for eleven years. He was involved in the design and construction of nearly 1,000 units of affordable housing, two neighborhood revitalization plans, five childcare centers, a health clinic, and a 27,000 square foot recreation and family resource center. Tim was principal in charge on Casa Dominguez and Ivy Terrace; both achieved LEED for Homes Platinum. During his tenure with Abode, Tim initiated and designed the infrastructure for sustainable design, leaving a legacy of projects that have achieved LEED for Homes since his departure. Apart from his work at Collaborative, Tim is a District Strategist for 2030 District - Los Angeles, a regional planning non-profit whose goal is to reduce carbon emissions in existing buildings by 50% by the year 2030.
Tim has presented nationally on green building, twice at Greenbuild, and has
conducted workshops for the Los Angeles Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Southern California Association for Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH), the Enterprise Foundation. He has presented for classes at UCLA, USC, Sci-ARC, and Cal Poly Pomona. He's also serving on the professional advisory board for the Zero Net Energy Homes Software Design program administered by the California Energy Commission. He currently teaches in the School of Architecture at USC.