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.”
KieranTimberlake founding partners Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake will be 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 will be awarded at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archeology on November 2, 2021. The event is open to the public; purchase tickets to the lecture and cocktail reception here . Proceeds from the event 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2020, KieranTimberlake received awards recognizing the firm and its projects. Each of these awards recognizes how we balance analysis with intuition to create innovative architecture. We are proud of our team and grateful to our clients and collaborators for these achievements.