Select Awards

We have received hundreds of design honors including awards that recognize our firm's contributions to the field of architecture and beyond.

Founding partners Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake received the 35th Louis I. Kahn Award from the Center for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia. The award honors the most influential and accomplished architects from around the world in memory of Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn [1901-1974], whose monumental designs have influenced generations of architects, including Stephen and James.  
 
Left to right: William McDowell III, Rebecca Johnson, Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake, and Richard I Davies, Esq.⁠ ©Flicker + Elm

2022

  • AIA Architecture Award, U.S. Embassy in London

2021

  • Read the 2021 Awards Round-Up
  • AIA Central States Design Awards, Honorable Mention, Weil Hall
  • AIA Philadelphia, Gold Medal, Henley Hall
  • AIA Philadelphia, Sustainability Award, Henley Hall
  • AIA Philadelphia, Merit Award, Weil Hall
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Award of Distinction, Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake
  • AIA Santa Barbara, Honor Award, Henley Hall
  • AIA Santa Barbara, Merit Award, Portola Dining Commons
  • AIA St. Louis Design Awards, Honor Award, Washington University in St. Louis East End Transformation
  • AIA Tri-State, Merit Award, Student Innovation Center
  • The Center for Architecture and Design, Louis I. Kahn Award, Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake
  • Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Henley Hall
  • Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Weil Hall

2020

  • Read the 2020 Awards Round-Up
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Merit Award, Washington University in St. Louis East End Transformation
  • AIA Philadelphia, Merit Award, Washington University in St. Louis East End Transformation
  • AIA Virginia, Honor Award, Foreign Affairs Security Training Center
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Award of Excellence in Urban Design, Dilworth Park
  • Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, Brown University Engineering Research Center
  • Civic Trust Awards, US Embassy in London
  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Award of Excellence, Global Tall Buildings, US Embassy in London (shortlisted)
  • Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards, OpenHome
  • Fast Company, Most Innovative Companies 2020
  • Lab Manager, Lab Design Excellence Awards, Honorable Mention, Excellence in Innovation, Brown University Engineering Research Center
  • Society for College and University Planning Excellence in Planning Honor Award, Washington University in St. Louis East End Transformation

2019

  • AIA Housing Award, University of California, Santa Barbara, San Joaquin Villages
  • AIA Philadelphia, Young Architect Award, Fátima Olivieri-Martinez
  • AIA Philadelphia, Merit Award, Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, The Yard
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Honor Award, Brown University, Engineering Research Center
  • Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, US Embassy in London
  • Texas Society of Architects, Design Award, Cambridge Office Building,  
    Rice University

2018

  • AIA Pennsylvania, Silver Medal, US Embassy in London
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Honor Award, High Horse Ranch
  • AIA Philadelphia, Gold Medal, US Embassy in London
  • AIA Philadelphia, Merit Award, High Horse Ranch
  • AIA California Council, Merit Award, High Horse Ranch
  • AIA Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Plus Award, Ortlieb's Bottling House
  • Architectural Record, Record Houses, High Horse Ranch
  • Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards, Building Design, Medium Category, Brown University, Engineering Research Center
  • Fast Company, Finalist, Design Company of the Year
  • Fast Company, Finalist, Ideal Choice Homes
  • Fast Company, Finalist, Roast
  • Fast Company, Honorable Mention, US Embassy in London
  • Wood Design & Building Magazine, Citation, High Horse Ranch
  • World Architecture Festival, Shortlisted, US Embassy in London
  • World Architecture Festival, Winner, Villa Category, High Horse Ranch

2017

  • AIA Pennsylvania, Silver Medal, Wellesley College, Pendleton West
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Bronze Award, Harvard River House Renewal
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Honor Award, Congregation Rodeph Shalom
  • AIA Philadelphia, Honor Award, Wellesley College, Pendleton West
  • AIA Philadelphia, Merit Award, River House Renewal
  • Architectural Record, Women in Architecture Award, Billie Faircloth
  • Hanley Wood Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Award, Project of the Year, Pound Ridge House
  • Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Preservation Achievement Award, 841 North American Street

2016

  • AIA New York State, Award of Excellence, Pound Ridge House
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Citation Award for Architecture, Consortium for Building Energy Innovation
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Citation Award for Historic Preservation, River House Renewal and 841 North American Street
  • AIA Philadelphia, Gold Medal, Congregation Rodeph Shalom
  • AIA Philadelphia, Merit Award, Consortium for Building Energy Innovation and 841 North American Street
  • Architect Magazine, R+D Award, Tally®
  • Boston Society of Architects, William D. Smith Accessibility Award, Harvard University, River House Renewal
  • Builder Magazine, HIVE 100 Innovator Award
  • Builder Magazine, Marvin Hall of Fame Award
  • Cambridge Historic Commission, Preservation Award, Dunster Hall, Harvard University
  • European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum, Green Good Design Award, Dilworth Park
  • Urban Land Institute Philadelphia, Willard G. Rouse III Award for Excellence, Dilworth Park

2015

  • ACADIA Excellence in Digital Practice Award
  • AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Architecture Firm Award
  • AIA Philadelphia, Gold Medal, Dilworth Park
  • Architizer A+Awards Special Mention, Pound Ridge House
  • World Architecture Festival, Shortlisted, Dilworth Park
  • World Architecture Festival, Shortlisted, Pound Ridge House

2014

  • AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Honor Award, Pound Ridge House
  • AIA Philadelphia, Honor Award, Pound Ridge House; Stone Hall, Harvard University
  • AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Building Information Modeling Award, Tally Application
  • National Institute of Building Sciences, Member Award, Mars City

2013

  • AIA Charlotte, Honor Award, Overlook Hall, University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • AIA Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Project, Charles David Keeling Apartments, University of California, San Diego
  • AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Yale University
  • AIA New York State, Award of Excellence, Master Plan for the Central Delaware, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • AIA Pennsylvania, Honor Award, Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, James A. Michener Art Museum; Merit Award, Charles David Keeling Apartments, UC San Diego; Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School
  • AIA Philadelphia, Merit Award, Center City Building, UNC Charlotte; Charles David Keeling Apartments, UC San Diego
  • Architect Magazine, R+D Award, Green Roof Vegetation Study
  • Architect Magazine, R+D Award, Wireless Sensor Network
  • Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design International Architecture Award: Center City Building, UNC Charlotte; Charles David Keeling Apartments, UC San Diego; Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, James A. Michener Art Museum
  • London's Centre for the Built Environment , New London Award, Office Buildings Category, Embassy of the United States in London, US Department of State
  • 2012

    • AIA California Council, Merit Award for Architecture, Charles David Keeling Apartments, University of California, San Diego
    • AIA Charlotte, Merit Award, Center City Building, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    • AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, Award of Merit, Educational Facility Design Awards, Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Yale University
    • AIA Houston, Design Award, Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University
    • AIA Institute Honor Award for Urban Design, Master Plan for the Central Delaware, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
    • AIA New York City, Honor Award, Urban Design, Master Plan for the Central Delaware, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
    • AIA North Carolina, Honor Award, Center City Building, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    • AIA Pennsylvania, Honor Award, Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Yale University; Honor Award, Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University; Honor Award, Dilworth Plaza (unbuilt)
    • AIA Philadelphia, Gold Medal, Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, James A. Michener Art Museum
    • American Society of Civil Engineers, Award of Merit, Sustainable Technology, Charles David Keeling Apartments, University of California, San Diego
    • American Society of Landscape Architects, Presidents Medal, Charles David Keeling Apartments, University of California, San Diego
    • Architect Magazine Annual Design Review, Citation, Charles David Keeling Apartments, University of California, San Diego
    • Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design, Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University; Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Yale University
    • Illuminating Engineering Society, Lumen Award for Integration of Daylighting and Electrical Lighting, Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School
    • San Diego Architectural Foundation, Orchid for Architecture and Orchid for Landscape, Charles David Keeling Apartments, University of California, San Diego
    • Society for College and University Planning, Excellence in Architecture, Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University
    • Wood Design & Building Magazine, 2012 North American Wood Design Awards, Merit Award, Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School
    • 2011

      • AIA California Council, Honor Award, Belles Townhomes
      • AIA Philadelphia, Honor Award, Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University; Silver Medal, Dilworth Plaza, Center City District; Divine Detail, Daylighting, Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School; Silver Medal, Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School; Gold Medal, Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Yale University
      • Texas Society of Architects, Design Award, Brockman Hall for Physics, Rice University
      • 2010

        • AIA Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Project, Special NO 9 House, Make It Right Foundation
        • AIA Housing Committee, Housing Award, One/Two Family Production Housing, Cellophane House, The Museum of Modern Art
        • AIA New England, Honor Award, Atwater Commons, Middlebury College; Honor Award, Sculpture Building and Gallery, Yale University
        • AIA Pennsylvania, Citation of Merit Award, 1315 Hill Street Apartments, Campus Realty
        • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Architecture, KieranTimberlake