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Mr. Timothy E. McDonald

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Onion Flats/ Plumbob/ JIG/ GRASS
Phone: (215) ***-****  
Local Address:  Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States
Onion Flats
111 W. Norris St.
Phila , Pennsylvania 19122
United States

Company Description: Onion Flats has been practicing in Philadelphia as developers, architects and builders since 1997. Our work has been published widely and has won national and...   more
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelors of Architecture degree
    Penn State University
  • Masters Degree
  • master's degree
    McGill
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Making the Case for Passivhaus on Both Sides of the Atlantic - Urban Land Institute
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Herring was joined in the presentation by Tim McDonald, a partner at OnionFlats in Philadelphia, and Ken Levenson, a Brooklyn, New York-based architect and partner at 475 High Performance Building Supply, an e-commerce supplier of energy-efficiency products.
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"By 2030, 900 billion square feet of new and refurbished buildings will be constructed in cities worldwide," according to McDonald.
Belfield Townhomes in Philadelphia were designed to Passive House standards by OnionFlats.
Belfield Townhomes in Philadelphia were designed to Passive House standards by OnionFlats.
Building solutions to meet both carbon reduction goals and the demand for housing will have to be "radical, affordable, and scalable," according to McDonald, who believes that passive structures can accomplish both objectives. His firm is currently pursuing multiple residential projects in the market-rate and affordable/workforce categories, all of which meet the certification criteria for Passive House-the U.S. version of Passivhaus. One project, Belfield Townhomes, is a set of three and four-bedroom affordable-rate townhomes built for three formerly homeless families in a blighted section of Philadelphia. The buildings were built off site in a modular fashion with solar panels and their own energy recovery system.
"It elevates the standard for affordable housing in this country" and could be a scalable prototype, McDonald said.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) recently added Passive House certification as an incentive to developers when submitting applications to receive low-income housing tax credits. This year, 30 percent of PHFA-financed projects are expected to be built to passive standards, McDonald said.
Herring was joined in the presentation ...
uli.org [cached]
Herring was joined in the presentation by Tim McDonald, a partner at OnionFlats in Philadelphia, and Ken Levenson, a Brooklyn, New York-based architect and partner at 475 High Performance Building Supply, an e-commerce supplier of energy-efficiency products.
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"By 2030, 900 billion square feet of new and refurbished buildings will be constructed in cities worldwide," according to McDonald.
Belfield Townhomes in Philadelphia were designed to Passive House standards by OnionFlats.
Belfield Townhomes in Philadelphia were designed to Passive House standards by OnionFlats.
Building solutions to meet both carbon reduction goals and the demand for housing will have to be "radical, affordable, and scalable," according to McDonald, who believes that passive structures can accomplish both objectives. His firm is currently pursuing multiple residential projects in the market-rate and affordable/workforce categories, all of which meet the certification criteria for Passive House-the U.S. version of Passivhaus. One project, Belfield Townhomes, is a set of three and four-bedroom affordable-rate townhomes built for three formerly homeless families in a blighted section of Philadelphia. The buildings were built off site in a modular fashion with solar panels and their own energy recovery system.
"It elevates the standard for affordable housing in this country" and could be a scalable prototype, McDonald said.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) recently added Passive House certification as an incentive to developers when submitting applications to receive low-income housing tax credits. This year, 30 percent of PHFA-financed projects are expected to be built to passive standards, McDonald said.
TEDxMidAtlantic 2010 Talks | TEDxMidAtlantic 2015
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Tim McDonald
Onion Flats
Tim McDonald is the founder of Onion Flats, a Philadelphia developer whose mission it has been since 1997 to: extend the imagination of the architect beyond the drawing board and into the building process; educate the public about the collaborative role of the architect in not only the making of buildings but of culture and meaning in contemporary society; and to empower a younger generation.
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In addition to Onion Flats (the developer), Tim also has a hand in two additional organizations: Plumbob (the architect) and JIG (the builder).
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Timothy McDonald
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Timothy McDonald is the President and CEO of Onion Flats LLC. more
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Timothy McDonald is the President and CEO of Onion Flats LLC. Tim is a licensed architect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 1997, with his brother Patrick, he co-founded Onion Flats LLC; a Philadelphia based real estate development/design/build firm. Tim has been an adjunct Professor of Architecture at Philadelphia University,Temple University, University of Calgary, and University of Pennsylvania. His service and experience extends into his community by holding current positions in the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association Zoning Committee, the Philadelphia Sustainability Advisory Board, as well as a previous position on the Old City Civic Association Board of Directors. Tim is also Founder/President of FAARM, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the exhibition of art and architecture in Philadelphia. As a partner in Onion Flats, Tim's role is Lead Architect and Construction Manager for many of Onion Flats' projects. In 2005, Tim and his brothers Pat and John, in conjunction with Howard Steinberg formed the architecture firm Plumbob, LLC and JIG, Inc., a General Contracting, Construction Management and Green Roof company, allowing this team to provide full design-build services for both clients and their own developments.
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Additionally, Tim is a Certified LEED Accredited Professional and Passive House Certified Consultant and Tradesman.
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