By extending collaboration across disciplines, Richard Maimon achieves the depth of integration and consensus needed to address some of architecture's most urgent issues.
In more than twenty years leading projects at KieranTimberlake, Richard has worked to move architecture forward while creating projects that remain deeply rooted to place and culture—from Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, which incorporated the first active curtainwall of its type in North America, to Center City Building at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Richard currently oversees the Embassy of the United States in London; the renovation and addition to Tulane University's School of Architecture; a new multi-use building at New York University; the new design for LOVE Park; and a renovation and addition to Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia. He has been responsible for acclaimed projects including Dilworth Park at Philadelphia's City Hall, Atwater Commons at Middlebury College, the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, the Kimmel Center Master Plan, and new venues for the Arden Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Theatre Company.
He is a passionate advocate for architectural innovation, with numerous speaking engagements before national audiences. Richard asks audiences to reconsider what is possible in architecture through investigation into sustainability and tectonics, as well as design process and construction methodology. He has lectured on specific innovations such as active curtainwall technology and natural ventilation strategies. He has also spoken about urbanism and design issues, including placing new buildings beside historic landmarks and rebuilding New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.
As chair of the 2010 AIA Honor Awards, Richard led the jury to recognize projects that build community and conserve natural resources. He gained unanimous support for the Twenty-Five Year Award for the Hajj Terminal in Saudi Arabia, a project that weaves modernity with tradition, offering a model for American architects working overseas. He serves on the boards of AIA Philadelphia and the Arden Theatre Company, a leading regional theater in Philadelphia, and is active with other nonprofit organizations in the city.