KieranTimberlake's innovative work with prefabrication was recently highlighted in a WIRED Magazine article on sustainable building practices.
As the global construction industry creates about one-third of the world's waste, the article emphasizes a necessary shift towards circular building, or "the practice of making buildings that can be more easily disassembled, moved, or repurposed."
Completed in 2006, Loblolly House used integrated assemblies of parts, fabricated off-site, to build a house in an entirely different way. The conception and detailing were formed about four new elements of architecture: scaffold, cartridge, block, and equipment. The connections between elements were designed to be made using only simple hand tools.
It is one of the most significant design awards for recognizing excellence in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.
"On behalf of the full consultant team and our client, Washington University in St. Louis, KieranTimberlake, along with our partners BNIM, Tao+Lee Associates, Moore Ruble Yudell, Mackey Mitchel, Perkins Eastman, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, and Schulze and Grassov, is honored to receive this recognition from the American Institute of Architects for the East End Transformation project," remarked partner James Timberlake.
"The mandate and vision to provide for a sustainable future through a 'new front threshold,' connecting Forest Park to the historic campus and incorporating five new structures, is a once-in-a-century opportunity."
We are excited to announce the advancement of 14 staff members to leadership positions within the firm who will continue to question, explore, and improve the built environment.
These six new Principals and eight new Associates demonstrate exceptional commitment to KieranTimberlake's mission and values. Advancement recognizes each person's leadership qualities and extensive design and research experience.
As our renovation of the Folger Shakespeare Library continues, Partner Stephen Kieran joined Folger Director Michael Witmore and Anneliza Kaufer of Olin for a discussion on the project's architectural vision scope.
On September 8, 2022 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts unveils its new permanent exhibit, “Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy.” Led by KieranTimberlake, this exhibit was deemed by the organization's leadership to be a high-priority initiative in the updating of the Center's public spaces.
This fall the University of Washington will break ground on a new, $90 million Interdisciplinary Engineering Building, with $10 million donated from Boeing. The state of Washington will also contribute $50 million to help foster a pipeline of local engineering talent. The project is a design-build in partnership with Hensel Phelps.
On June 30, the Supreme Court ruled by a 6–3 majority in West Virginia v. EPA that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot compel utilities to switch from coal power plants to renewables.
Read the full essay in response to this ruling, published in Architectural Record, and co-authored by KieranTimberlake Principal Efrie Escott along with fellow thought leaders from LMN Architects, Sustainable Performance Institute, SERA Architects, Integrus Architecture, P.S., Moseley Architects, ZGF Architects, BuildingGreen, Inc, and LPA, Inc..
"Design professionals and our clients have a stake in this decision because buildings use over three-quarters of all electricity in the U.S," they write.
"While architects and engineers often design energy-efficient buildings and advocate for energy efficiency through policies and codes, we rarely advocate for renewable electricity generation even though it is central to our decarbonization goals."