June 03, 2024

Folger Shakespeare Library on Cover of Architectural Record

We're thrilled to share Architectural Record's June 2024 cover story featuring the newly renovated Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.  
 
Reopening to the public on June 21, the Folger houses the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works. Over the past ten years, KieranTimberlake has partnered with Folger to provide strategic planning services, culminating in an expanded site and reimagined visitor experience.

Read More
April 05, 2024

KT Happenings Q2 2024

2024 marks 40 years of KieranTimberlake and we're continuing to celebrate with more events, conferences, and other happenings. To better capture all that we're up to, we'll be sharing quarterly posters designed by our in-house team.  
 
In April, May, and June, KT will be connecting with industry leaders, sharing our latest research with the ARPA-E HESTIA program, and presenting our newly completed work with the Folger Shakespeare Library and the John F. Kennedy Center
 
See below for more details. We look forward to connecting soon at events both near and far.

Read More
March 18, 2024

New Research Director Appointed

We are excited to announce the advancement of Ryan Welch to Research Director. Ryan brings deep experience, knowledge, and curiosity to this leadership role. His work with Billie Faircloth and the Research Group over the past 12 years affords continuity and growth. At the same time, his expertise and energy offer great potential as we plan a vibrant new chapter for research at KT. Working in collaboration with Christopher Connock, Design Computation Director, Ryan will guide the RG in its next stage of inquiry, exploration, discovery, and action.  
 
Specializing in building performance, Ryan's past projects include Roast, a customizable thermal comfort survey application, Pointelist™, a high-density wireless sensor network that provides real-time temperature and relative humidity measurements via custom web application, and Tally®, an LCA application that allows architects to calculate the environmental impact of building materials. Ryan has taught architectural design at the Cooper Union, Yale University, and Princeton University. He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on an ARPA-E-funded research project into 3D-printed carbon-negative structures in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania.

March 13, 2024

Tour + Toast at Ortlieb's

On March 8, we hosted a Tour + Toast at our studio, the former Ortlieb's Bottling House in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. The first in-person event of the year, we invited friends and colleagues to join us for a casual evening of art, architecture, and conversation.  
 
The event coincided with the 2024 Building Museums Symposium by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM), where Principal Johann Mordhorst presented our decade-long master plan and renovation of the Folger Shakespeare Library, reopening to the public on June 21.

Read More
January 03, 2024

2023 Awards Round-Up

In 2023, KieranTimberlake's projects continued to earn international acclaim. Each award recognizes our team's dedication to thoughtful architecture integrated to site, program, and people.

The East End Transformation replaced a vehicle-centric site, long dominated by roadways and surface parking lots, with new campus landscape and buildings, establishing a welcoming pedestrian-focused entrance to the historic Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis. © Washington University in St. Louis
Read More
December 22, 2023

Happy 2024 from KieranTimberlake

With gratitude for your ongoing trust in us.

The glass pavilions that serve as gateways to Dilworth Park's transit concourse are defined by the arc of a circle centered on the top of the west facade of City Hall. This gesture suggests a monumental presence for the pavilions in spite of their modest scale. 
 
In 2024, we'll celebrate a decade of public placemaking in the heart of Philadelphia. As reported by the Center City District, Dilworth Park welcomes 10 million visitors annually. 
 
We're taking a short hiatus for the holidays and returning on January 2.  
We look forward to reconnecting in the New Year. 

October 12, 2023

Introducing KieranTimberlake Music League

In anticipation of the AIA's Committee on the Environment (COTE®) Top Ten Awards submission deadline on October 26, KieranTimberlake staff have been contemplating how the Framework for Design Excellence principles can be interpreted beyond the built environment. 
 
To initiate this thought exercise, the first KieranTimberlake Music League (KTML) was launched. Each week, staff from across the office would submit one song that they thought corresponds with or engages a specific principle.  
 
After ten weeks, we compiled the playlists onto a public Spotify account. We invite you to listen, consider, and enjoy. 
 
The COTE® Top Ten Award has become the industry's leading award program for rigorously examining both sustainability and design excellence. KieranTimberlake has previously earned five COTE® Top Ten Awards and is committed to confronting climate change, social inequity, and biodiversity loss on every project.

Read More
October 06, 2023

KieranTimberlake Presents Generally Electric

Lubbux light by Benjamin Gillepsie/OVUUD

In celebration of DesignPhiladelphia, KieranTimberlake is pleased to present Generally Electric, a group exhibition featuring an eclectic and electric collection of work by Philadelphia-based artists, designers, and makers.  
 
We welcome you to join us for the exhibition opening on October 11 at 4:30pm.

Read More
September 05, 2023

2023 Firm Advancements

Left to right: David Trapp, Christy Choi, Kendra Heimes, Shelley McDavid, and Alex Olevitch.

We are excited to announce the advancement of five staff members who are working to question, explore, and improve the built environment.

Read More
August 30, 2023

New Park at Penn's Landing Breaks Ground

View of the Park at Penn's Landing at dusk with the pavilion and café at its center. © Hargreaves Jones and KieranTimberlake

The new Park at Penn's Landing is scheduled to break ground on September 6. The 11.5-acre park will reconnect Philadelphia to the Delaware River, guiding pedestrians from city sidewalks to a new public landscape, amenities, and attractions that bridges over I-95. 
 
KieranTimberlake's scope of work includes the architectural design of the central pavilion which will house and support park amenities, including a café, skate rentals and support for the adjacent ice rink/summer plaza, and office space for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) park operations team. It is projected to be Philadelphia's first mass timber and zero carbon structure for public use.

Read More
30 Pages: Older