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Timothy E. Donathen

At a Glance

Class Year: 1974

Award Year: 2002

Degree: Bachelor of Architecture

Profession: Architecture


Tim E. Donathen '74 (ARCH), following private practice, served more than twenty six years with the Texas A&M University System in several positions including Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director for the Department of Facilities Planning and Construction. During this period, the Texas A&M System was comprised of eight universities and seven public agencies governed by a nine member Board of Regents and serving more than 100,000 students. His primary duties as executive director included managing three department divisions responsible for the planning, programming, design, construction administration and movable furnishings on all major new facilities and renovation projects throughout the state. This construction program consisted of 50 to 60 ongoing projects with a combined value in excess of $600 million. Since first joining the System in 1980, Tim has personally managed or provided leadership on more than 650 projects with a total value of more than $2 billion. In addition to his service to the state, he is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Texas Society of Architects. His membership includes involvement as an officer and president of the Brazos Chapter of AIA. At the state level he served on the TSA executive committee as treasurer and vice president. He has also served as a member of the TSA Board of Directors. Additional professional service includes, four years as an executive trustee for the Texas Architects Committee, with two years as chairman of this statewide organization.