The new Park at Penn's Landing is scheduled to break ground on September 6. The 11.5-acre park will reconnect Philadelphia to the Delaware River, guiding pedestrians from city sidewalks to a new public landscape, amenities, and attractions that bridges over I-95.
KieranTimberlake's scope of work includes the architectural design of the central pavilion which will house and support park amenities, including a café, skate rentals and support for the adjacent ice rink/summer plaza, and office space for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) park operations team. It is projected to be Philadelphia's first mass timber and net zero structure for public use.
This week the United States Department of State announced that KieranTimberlake has been selected to design the new home for the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium and U.S. Mission to the European Union.
Strategically located within walking distance of Belgian government ministries, EU institutions, other foreign missions, two major parks, embassy housing, and public transportation, the selected site offers unparalleled accessibility and convenience for supporting U.S. diplomats abroad.
KieranTimberlake's commitment to sustainability and climate action will be reflected in the design and construction process by aligning with the U.S., Belgian, and the EU's global CO2 reduction strategies and initiatives.
The new diplomatic facilities will provide a secure, modern, sustainable, and resilient platform for U.S. diplomacy in Belgium.
Prior design work by KieranTimberlake for the Department of State includes the U.S. Embassy in London and the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center.
KieranTimberlake is participating in the International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark. Meeting July 2-6, the UIA is an international non-governmental organization recognized by UNESCO as the only architectural union operating at an international level. The group convenes every three years.
Partner and Research Director Billie Faircloth is a co-chair of the Design for Climate Adaptation panel with Maibritt Pedersen Zari of the Auckland University of Technology. The panel convenes delegates from more than 30 counties to exchange worldviews on the urgency of climate adaptation across five themes: Indigenous Knowledges, Frameworks and Feedback, Architectural Technologies, Nature-Based Solutions, and Behavior Change and Action.
“We hope this congress serves not solely as a forum for gathering knowledge but also as an inspiration for transforming the professional practice of adaptation in the built environment,” Faircloth recently told ArchDaily.
In addition, Leslie Louie, a delegate to the subpanel Partnerships for Change: Reframing Agency, will present “How Alternative Governance Models Can Help the Design Community Combat Forced Labor.” In this paper, KieranTimberlake proposes that as architects engaging issues of forced labor and supply chain equity should learn from the legacy of fair-trade and community-based, worker-driven programs.
KieranTimberlake's innovative work with prefabrication was recently highlighted in a WIRED Magazine article on sustainable building practices.
As the global construction industry creates about one-third of the world's waste, the article emphasizes a necessary shift towards circular building, or "the practice of making buildings that can be more easily disassembled, moved, or repurposed."
In a list of recent examples, they note "KieranTimberlake's innovative prefab, sustainable homes Loblolly House and Cellophane House™."
Completed in 2006, Loblolly House used integrated assemblies of parts, fabricated off-site, to build a house in an entirely different way. The conception and detailing were formed about four new elements of architecture: scaffold, cartridge, block, and equipment. The connections between elements were designed to be made using only simple hand tools.
The East End Transformation at Washington University in St. Louis has earned a 2023 Regional & Urban Design Award from the American Institute of Architects.
It is one of the most significant design awards for recognizing excellence in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.
"On behalf of the full consultant team and our client, Washington University in St. Louis, KieranTimberlake, along with our partners BNIM, Tao+Lee Associates, Moore Ruble Yudell, Mackey Mitchel, Perkins Eastman, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, and Schulze and Grassov, is honored to receive this recognition from the American Institute of Architects for the East End Transformation project," remarked partner James Timberlake.
"The mandate and vision to provide for a sustainable future through a 'new front threshold,' connecting Forest Park to the historic campus and incorporating five new structures, is a once-in-a-century opportunity."
In 2022, KieranTimberlake's projects continued to earn international acclaim. Each award recognizes our team's dedication to thoughtful architecture integrated to site, program, and people.Read More
KieranTimberlake was on campus for the celebration of the future renovation and expansion of historic Stuart Weitzman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania's Weitzman School of Design.
This will be the first major capital project for the School in more than 50 years.
KieranTimberlake has several Penn alumni on staff, including Partners Stephen Kieran, James Timberlake, and Matthew Krissel. Partner Billie Faircloth and Principal Efrie Escott are current instructors at the School.
These six new Principals and eight new Associates demonstrate exceptional commitment to KieranTimberlake's mission and values. Advancement recognizes each person's leadership qualities and extensive design and research experience.