Pennsylvania Governor Names Timothy Haahs to Advisory Commission
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently selected Timothy Haahs, PE, AIA as one of 17 members of the Governor’s new Asian American Affairs Advisory Commission. The importance of this committee presented itself through the vast population of more than 300,000 Asian Pacific American citizens in the state of Pennsylvania. According to Governor Corbett, “The Asian Pacific American community represents a vital dimension of our commonwealth’s diverse ethnic and social community.” Corbett also recently proclaimed the month of May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Pennsylvania.
Hailing from Korea, and now residing in Montgomery County, PA, Tim is President/CEO of Timothy Haahs and Associates, Inc. (TimHaahs), an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the planning and design of parking and mixed-use structures. He has become a visionary in his industry, building a firm that has set the standard for what constitutes a contemporary parking structure, while simultaneously giving back to his community. He has also dedicated himself to implementing sustainable planning strategies that reduce traffic and carbon emissions.
Active in his industry, as well as in the community, Tim was named 2012 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year by Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia, and 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. He was also appointed Distinguished Advisory Professor of Architecture by the Inje University in South Korea, one of the highest honors in the Korean community. In 2006, Tim was recognized as Entrepreneur of Year by Ernst & Young in the Real Estate and Construction category, for the Philadelphia region. In 2010, Tim was recognized by ZweigWhite as the Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award recipient.