The University of Pennsylvania has approved formal plans to renovate and expand the historic Morgan Building at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
After its transformation into Stuart Weitzman Hall, the building will retain historic architectural elements of the original structure, especially on the façade, including the porch and balcony.
“Notably, this is the most significant building expansion project for the School in 55 years,” said Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor.
KieranTimberlake has deep ties to the University and School of Design. Partners Matt Krissel, Stephen Kieran, and James Timberlake are all alumni. Billie Faircloth, Partner and Research Director, is an adjunct professor.
The American Institute of Architects has selected KieranTimberlake's US Embassy in London as a recipient of the 2022 Architecture Award, one of the most significant design awards for completed works of architecture.
“On behalf of the full consultant team and our client, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations of the US Department of State, KieranTimberlake is honored to receive this recognition. In designing the new Embassy in London, we endeavored to set a new paradigm for the architecture of diplomacy. The building creates an environment for diplomacy by becoming a diplomat of the environment and establishing a special place within London representing the values of the United States of America,” remarked partner James Timberlake.
In 2021 KieranTimberlake's projects were honored in award ceremonies across the country. Each award recognizes our team's dedication to thoughtful architecture integrated to site, program, and people. See the award-winning projects—including Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake's Award of Distinction from AIA Pennsylvania—below.
The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis has awarded its most prestigious distinction to KieranTimberlake. The Dean's Medal recognizes significant contributions to the fields of architecture, art, and design and to the school.
We have a lot of resolutions for 2022, but the biggest one is to spend more time together.
Henley Hall is the new home for UC Santa Barbara's Institute for Energy Efficiency and supports their research mission to develop breakthrough technologies that save energy while advancing the standard of living worldwide. Recently, Henley Hall received the Gold Medal from AIA Philadelphia.
The new Penn State Innovation Hub in State College, opened in October 2021, supports the university's entrepreneurial and innovation work with 85,000 square feet of cutting-edge makerspaces, collaboration areas, and classrooms.
The latest renderings of the Park at Penn's Landing, from the design team comprised of KieranTimberlake and HargreavesJones, are now available for the public to view. The renderings show built and landscape features of the 11.5-acre park, including a playground and skating rink, as well as the KieranTimberlake-designed events pavilion and café.
The park will reconnect Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood to the Delaware River by covering a portion of Interstate 95 and Christopher Columbus Boulevard. The design team envisions a welcoming civic space lush with trees and activity.
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 were 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 were awarded at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archeology on November 2, 2021. Proceeds from the event will 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.