The alchemy of art, science, analysis, and intuition with regard to the built environment is our core mission.

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We are a full-service architecture, planning, and research firm. We engage clients in a process of discovery to uncover the possibilities of a compelling program in a specific place and context.

Lectures and Conferences

We participate in discourse with audiences within and outside of architectural practice at universities, professional chapters, and industry conferences in the United States and abroad.


We have received over 160 design citations in the United States and abroad, including the Architecture Firm Award from the 2008 American Institute of Architects and the 2010 National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. 

2030 Challenge

We believe it is our collective ethical obligation to tackle climate change, social inequity, and ecological fragility on every project. We are signatories to the AIA 2030 Commitment, which seeks to make all buildings carbon neutral by 2030, and a founding signatory of US Architects Declare.

Quality Management

ISO Certification requires a rigorous auditing process and is rare among American architecture firms. It is a standard established to define levels of quality that are recognized and respected internationally. It ensures that planning, reflection, and learning are embedded into our
everyday work.

Research at KieranTimberlake

Each project begins with a question and develops within a culture of inquiry, ensuring that acts of high-performance design are the result of deep investigation. Integral to this is the work of a trans-disciplinary research group dedicated to advancing building design practices.