Notable Women in Construction and Design: Jess Timmer

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Women in Construction and Design
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 12
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Graduate degree/university: Master of Architecture: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

In just over five years at Milwaukee-based RINKA, and little over a decade in professional practice, Jess Timmer has become senior vice president, residential practice leader and shareholder at the architecture firm. 

“This firmwide leadership position was earned through her dedication to excelling in the practice of architecture, leadership of complex projects and teams, and gaining of client trust through proven project results,” said Chad Griswold, partner at RINKA.

“Jess’ effect and influence on the direction of the profession can be seen in many areas. As RINKA’s residential practice leader, she continues to raise the bar for multifamily architecture in the Milwaukee area and beyond. Her dedication to improving living environments ensures an atmosphere of iteration and innovation that keeps our firm delivering best-in-class designs.”

Timmer also works to train and mentor the next generation of designers and architects. 

“She pairs leadership with one-on-one attention to ensure her team’s growth of knowledge and applied experience from project to project,” said Griswold.