November 08, 2021

Fresh Look: Renderings of the Park at Penn's Landing

The pavilion and cafe are positioned to offer dramatic views of the river and park landscape. | © HargreavesJones and KieranTimberlake

The latest renderings of the Park at Penn's Landing, from the design team comprised of KieranTimberlake and HargreavesJones, are now available for the public to view. The renderings show built and landscape features of the 11.5-acre park, including a playground and skating rink, as well as the KieranTimberlake-designed events pavilion and café.  
 
The park will reconnect Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood to the Delaware River by covering a portion of Interstate 95 and Christopher Columbus Boulevard. The design team envisions a welcoming civic space lush with trees and activity. 

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October 14, 2021

Weil Hall receives Honorable Mention at AIA Central States

Weil Hall brings the disciplines of art, design, and architecture together in a shared environment and strengthens the Sam Fox School's identity as a leader in education, innovative research, and creative practice. | Photo © James Ewing/JBSA

AIA Central States has recognized Anabeth and John Weil Hall, part of Washington University in St. Louis' East End Transformation and home of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, with an honorable mention award at the 2021 AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design Awards.  
 
Jury comments noted the building's internal connections and light-filled spaces, "it is a study in translucency and light. It is thoughtful and articulate, full of connections," as well as the precision of the project, "there is no part of the space that is overlooked.”

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September 24, 2021

Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake Named 35th Louis I. Kahn Award Recipient

Partners Stephen Kieran (left) and James Timberlake in Cellophane HouseTM, a building that reflects on the state of prefabricated architecture. It was exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in 2008. Photo © Peter Aaron/OTTO.

KieranTimberlake founding partners Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake were honored by The Center for Architecture and Design with the 35th Louis I. Kahn Award in a ceremony in Philadelphia on November 2, 2021. 
 
“To a student, and young architect, Louis Kahn exemplified practicing at the pinnacle of architecture,” said James Timberlake. “Louis Kahn was an architect's architect.” 
 
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. 
 
Previous recipients of the Louis I. Kahn Award include Sir David Adjaye (2018) and Jeanne Gang, FAIA (2017). 
 
“We are humbled and grateful for this award,” James said. “As for Steve and me, and the firm at-large, it is recognition of the diligence, effort, and hard work that we give to each and every commission and an acknowledgement to our clients that they made the right choice.” 
 
Steve and James were awarded at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archeology on November 2, 2021. Proceeds from the event will benefit architecture education for young people in Philadelphia through the Charter High School for Architecture + Design and The Center for Architecture + Design's Architecture in Education program.   

September 17, 2021

FastCompany features OpenHome under construction

Rendering of the front entrance at the first home designed with the OpenHome system, now under construction in New Hampshire. Every OpenHome design can be built to Passive House certification standards

KieranTimberlake's first home designed with the OpenHome system is now under construction in New Hampshire and featured in FastCompany. OpenHome is a collaboration with Bensonwood that combines prefab, virtual reality, and architectural expertise.  
 
OpenHome's predesigned base components allow architects to spend less time those parts and more time understanding the home's site, its orientation, and the kinds of views and experiences the owner hopes to have. The OpenHome system combines prefab, virtual reality, and the touch of an architect to bring architect-designed homes in about half the time, and at a cost savings.

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June 15, 2021

Billie Faircloth joins the Building Transparency Board

Partner Billie Faircloth in KieranTimberlake's Philadelphia studio

KieranTimberlake Partner Billie Faircloth has joined Building Transparency's Board of Directors. This collaboration supports the transfer of KT Innovations-built Tally® to Building Transparency's suite of open-source carbon accounting tools. Building Transparency's board ensures that programs are effective, ethical, and serve the public interest as they address embodied carbon's role in climate change. See the rest of the board here.

May 14, 2021

Tally® moves to Building Transparency

Tally®, the LCA app that helps designers calculate the environmental impacts of building material selections directly in an Autodesk® Revit® model, is moving to Building Transparency.

KieranTimberlake's Industry-Changing, Life Cycle Assessment App Tally® Transferred to Open-Access Organization Building Transparency

Increasing availability of the powerful design tool to design professionals significantly limits the damaging effects of new building construction on the environment

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February 17, 2021

Partner Billie Faircloth promoted to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

This month, firm partner and director of research Billie Faircloth received the title of Fellow from the American Institute of Architects' Jury of Fellows. The fellowship is the AIA's highest honor, recognizing an individual for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. 
 
The College of Fellows recognized Billie, who joined the firm in 2008, for her work education, research, literature, and the practice of architecture. 
 
Billie leads KieranTimberlake's transdisciplinary group of professionals leveraging research, design, and problem-solving processes from fields as diverse as environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture. She fosters collaboration between disciplines, trades, academies, and industries in order to define relevant problem-solving boundaries for the built environment.  

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January 11, 2021

New Photos: The Tidelands

Located in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, the Tidelands make the most of a tight lot size while respecting the warehouse character of the neighborhood.
Photos by Bruce Damonte.

Faced with an increasing shortage of affordable housing for medical residents and trainees, the University of California, San Francisco, commissioned the Tidelands, a mixed-use urban housing complex providing sustainable accommodations for over 700 occupants. The Tidelands' mix of micro-unit, studio, and two-bedroom apartments are offered at rates 40% below market and are spread across two courtyard buildings. An adapted integrated project delivery model fast-tracked completion and occupancy. 

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January 04, 2021

New Project: UW School of Engineering Building

Engineering students at University of Washington examine a project. | Photo courtesy of University of Washington

The University of Washington has selected KieranTimberlake as the architect for the Interdisciplinary Engineering Building, an approximately 75,000 sq. ft. building serving 950 new students. We are excited to continue our partnership with UW and to work alongside Hensel Phelps to create a student-focused building that includes flexible teaching spaces, research facilities, and collaboration space for UW's growing College of Engineering. This building is part of a 10-year strategic growth plan that incorporates expansion of enrollment, instruction, and facilities for the university's engineering departments which currently occupy space in 25 buildings across campus. This project is sited just a quarter mile from UW's North Campus Housing, another KieranTimberlake project which recently completed construction.  
 
Read more at the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.

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