May 16, 2022

UPenn Announces Plan for Renovation and Expansion of Historic Morgan Building at Stuart Weitzman School of Design

View of the Morgan Building from 34th Street

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. 
 
Read the full release here.

February 15, 2022

US Embassy in London Receives AIA Architecture Award

The design of the US Embassy in London represents a holistic fusion of urbanism, architecture, and landscape. Photo © Richard Bryant

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.

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January 24, 2022

2021 Awards Round-Up

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.

Founding partners Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake received the 35th Louis I. Kahn Award from the Center for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia. Left to right: William McDowell III, Rebecca Johnson, Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake, and Richard I Davies, Esq.⁠ ©Flicker + Elm
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January 10, 2022

Dean's Medal Awarded to East End Transformation Team

A sculpture garden connects Weil Hall, shown here, with the neighboring Kemper Art Museum. It features iconic works like Alexander Calder's Five Rudders. | James Ewing Photography

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.

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January 04, 2022

Happy New Year from KieranTimberlake

We're looking forward to 2022 with you.

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.

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December 16, 2021

Innovation Hub and Two Penn State Alumni Featured by PSU News

The Penn State Innovation Hub in State College on South Burrowes Street houses the Happy Valley LaunchBox, an innovation accelerator, as well as makerspaces, a virtual reality technology laboratory, student club storage, a sixth-floor vista point event space, and collaboration areas. | ©KieranTimberalke

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.

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December 03, 2021

Two KieranTimberlake Projects Win AIA Philadelphia Awards

Henley Hall's bifurcated massing separates sensitive laboratory environments from classroom and gathering spaces to help achieve the ambitious energy goals. © Bruce Damonte

The Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects has recognized two KieranTimberlake projects with honors at the 2021 Design Awards Celebration.

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November 08, 2021

Fresh Look: Renderings of the Park at Penn's Landing

The pavilion and cafe are positioned to offer dramatic views of the river and park landscape. | © HargreavesJones and KieranTimberlake

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. 

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October 14, 2021

Weil Hall receives Honorable Mention at AIA Central States

Weil Hall brings the disciplines of art, design, and architecture together in a shared environment and strengthens the Sam Fox School's identity as a leader in education, innovative research, and creative practice. | Photo © James Ewing/JBSA

AIA Central States has recognized Anabeth and John Weil Hall, part of Washington University in St. Louis' East End Transformation and home of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, with an honorable mention award at the 2021 AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design Awards.  
 
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.”

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September 24, 2021

Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake Named 35th Louis I. Kahn Award Recipient

Partners Stephen Kieran (left) and James Timberlake in Cellophane HouseTM, a building that reflects on the state of prefabricated architecture. It was exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in 2008. Photo © Peter Aaron/OTTO.

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.   

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