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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