September 18, 2018

KieranTimberlake Named a Design Company of the Year Finalist

Image courtesy of Fast Company.

KieranTimberlake was recently named a Design Company of the Year Finalist as part of Fast Company's 2018 Innovation by Design Awards. The annual awards recognize creative, problem-solving designers and business across 15 different categories. In addition to Design Company of the Year, KieranTimberlake earned accolades for our work on Ideal Choice Homes (Social Good Finalist), Roast (Space, Places, and Cities Finalist), and the US Embassy in London (Space, Places, and Cities Honorable Mention).

May 01, 2018

KieranTimberlake Studio Receives COTE Top Ten Plus Honors

Staff enjoy lunch in the naturally lit kitchen at 841 North American Street ©Michael Moran

The AIA has selected KieranTimberlake's studio at 841 North American Street as a 2018 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Plus awardee. The COTE Top Ten honors projects that integrate environmental performance with design excellence, with a Plus designation reserved for projects with exemplary building performance metrics and occupant feedback. In their decision statement, the jury applauded our studio renovation for “emphasizing occupant comfort rather than prescribed metrics” and highlighted the way our firm “actively monitors, learns from, and improves the building's performance over time.”

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October 30, 2017

Three KieranTimberlake Projects Named AIA Design Award Winners

Pendleton West at Wellesley College was constructed using textured wood and concrete to capture light and shadow.
©Bob O'Connor

This fall, the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored three KieranTimberlake projects with 2017 Design Awards.  
 
Pendleton West at Wellesley College was named an AIA Philadelphia Honor Award winner and also awarded the AIA Pennsylvania's top prize, the Silver Medal. Comprised of a renovation and addition that consolidates Wellesley's arts program into one cohesive structure, Pendleton West helps establish the college's arts department as a prominent and unified fixture on campus. “There wasn't a moment where you didn't understand the building or the architects' intent,” said AIA Pennsylvania's Head Juror Reed Kroloff, AIA, adding that the building “communicates as a piece of architecture but communicates as an entry as well. Each time you return to it, you're going to get something new from it and it's going to continue to inform and enrich your life. That's the difference between buildings and architecture.”

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October 25, 2017

Billie Faircloth Receives 2017 Women in Architecture Award

Billie Faircloth leads transdisciplinary research at KieranTimberlake.
Photo © Chris Leaman

KieranTimberlake Partner and Research Director Billie Faircloth has been honored with a 2017 Women in Architecture Award from Architectural Record. The award, presented to an architect for outstanding work in “innovative design, materials or building type,” celebrates Faircloth's work in spearheading an inventive transdisciplinary approach in KieranTimberlake's Research Group and across the firm.

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June 07, 2017

KieranTimberlake Studio Receives Preservation Award

A vintage newspaper ad announcing the opening of Ortlieb’s Bottling House in 1948.

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia recently honored KieranTimberlake's studio at 841 North American Street with a Grand Jury Award. This award recognizes projects that contribute to the Philadelphia area's unique character and architectural identity by focusing on the restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings, or by incorporating sympathetic additions or new constructions to valued historic resources. Alongside projects such as the John Bartram House in Bartram's Gardens, the University of Pennyslvania's Pennovation Center, and the Walnut Lane Bridge, KieranTimberlake was honored for our commitment to creative and adaptive reuse during our transformation of the former Ortlieb's Brewing Company's Bottling House into our current studio space, which includes a fabrication lab and prototyping shop in the former loading dock.  
 
To read more about the award, or to see a full list of award winners, click here

November 22, 2016

KieranTimberlake Honored by the AIA Philadelphia and AIA Pennsylvania

KieranTimberlake won an AIA Philadelphia Gold Medal for its renovation and addition to Congregation Rodeph Shalom, the oldest Ashkenazic congregation in the Western Hemisphere. The historic synagogue was designed by Philadelphia architecture firm Simon & Simon and completed in 1928.
© James Ewing Photography

This fall, KieranTimberlake was honored with several awards from both the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). KieranTimberlake's work for the Congregation Rodeph Shalom synagogue received a Gold Medal at the local chapter's annual Design Awards Gala, earning praise from the jury for its masterful symmetry between the historic original building and its modern, glass addition. The AIA Philadelphia also recognized the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation and the firm's studio at 841 N. American Street with Merit Awards. Both of these projects, along with Dilworth Park were additionally honored with Citations of Merit by the AIA Pennsylvania.  
 
To read more about the AIA Philadelphia's Design Awards Gala, or to see more photos, click here.  

November 09, 2016

Joanne Aitken Receives Harbeson Award

Last month, the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored KieranTimberlake Associate Joanne Aitken, FAIA, with the John Frederick Harbeson Award. The award, presented annually at the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards celebration, recognizes longtime members of the architectural community and their significant lifetime contributions to AIA Philadelphia, the architectural community as a whole, and the greater Philadelphia community. 
 
Over the course of her career, Aitken has been involved in numerous initiatives that have contributed to the Philadelphia's architectural landscape. During her time as president of the AIA Philadelphia, she helped plan the 2000 AIA National Convention, part of which included establishing the first Charter High School for Architecture and Design. As a founding member and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia, Aitken has also encouraged a discourse on planning and high quality design in the Philadelphia region. In West Philadelphia, Aitken initiated the Calvary Methodist Church's conversion into the Calvary Center for Culture and Community and helped establish the West Philadelphia Streetcar Suburb National Register Historic District. 
 
To read more about the Harbeson Award, or for a full list of past recipients, click here.  

September 06, 2016

Harvard University River Houses Receive Accessibility Award

McKinlock Hall is one of many Harvard University River Houses to undergo extensive restoration and renovation to improve accessibility, circulation, and sustainability. ©Michael Moran/OTTO

The Boston Society of Architects recently honored Harvard University River Houses Stone Hall, McKinlock Hall, and Dunster House with the William D. Smith Memorial Award. These residence halls, the first three of Harvard's House Renewal program, were recognized for their successful integration of accessibility and historical preservation.

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August 17, 2016

Tally® Wins 2016 R+D Award

Architect magazine recently announced that Tally®, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) application developed by KT Innovations, has won a 2016 R+D Award. The Autodesk® Revit® plugin is one of only five recipients of this year's award, which is given annually to specific projects that bring together innovative research and technology in the field of architecture.  
 
The software, created in partnership with Autodesk and thinkstep, garnered praise from the jury because of its ability to conduct LCA throughout the design process. Unlike the traditional method of performing a life-cycle assessment after a building is constructed, Tally provides on demand feedback about a material's environmental impact, allowing architects to make decisions that reduce a building's carbon footprint in the same time frame, pace, and modeling environment in which designs are generated.

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May 26, 2016

Architect Highlights Progress of Past R+D Award Winners

Once customized circuit boards could be produced in low volume, KieranTimberlake was able to advance the development of Pointelist, a high-density sensor network.

Pointelist, KieranTimberlake's wireless sensor network, was recently featured in Architect magazine. The article, written by Wanda Lau, is part of a series following up on past winners of the magazine's R+D Awards, which recognize research, materials, and technologies that have advanced the field of architecture.

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