KieranTimberlake partner Matthew Krissel presented on the topic of digital design culture at KA Connect 2015, a knowledge management conference for the AEC industry.
He talked about how KieranTimberlake created a platform to facilitate knowledge sharing and innovation—with a focus on the firm's members, and their relationships to one another, rather than solely the tools they would use. By developing a formalized network of exploratory behavior in the office, team members could experiment with and even implement new technologies in a matter of months. Watch as he describes the facets of this platform at KA Connect.
Following on the recent announcement of five new partners, ten staff members have been named associates of the firm. As KieranTimberlake has continued to grow and take on new projects both nationally and internationally, additional leadership opportunities have emerged. These individuals have helped shape the development of the practice over the past decade. They have been recognized for their extensive design and research experience, their leadership qualities, their commitment to excellence in their work, and their service to the firm.
Founding partner James Timberlake remarked, “Stephen Kieran and I join our new partners in welcoming the new associates to the management group of the firm. They all have been creative and active participants in advancing the firm agenda and culture. We look forward to their contributions as the firm continues to design, innovate, and invent new worlds.”
KieranTimberlake's leadership now includes seven partners and 19 associates in an office of nearly one hundred professionals.
KieranTimberlake is proud to announce the publication of Plastics Now by firm partner Billie Faircloth. The book is available for purchase from Routledge (June 11, 2015) and Amazon (July 5, 2015).
Plastics Now: On Architecture's Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material
Billie Faircloth Published by Taylor & Francis Group, Routledge
Plastics Now addresses one primary question: why do we build with plastics the way that we do? For decades, plastics have been described over and over again as “the future”—yet we still do not know precisely what to do with them. Billie Faircloth argues that this inertia is due to plastics' indecipherability, which has prevented them from becoming fully known. The author tracks the process by which plastics became defined as a class of building materials. Drawing on new, original data from the industry press, beautifully drawn original timelines, hundreds of historical and contemporary images, advertisements dating to the 1950s, and technical data, this unconventional book explores the emergence of plastics as a building material and presents new findings.
Architects and researchers from KieranTimberlake are speaking across the country at a range of venues on themes related to research-driven practice and environmental responsibility in architecture.
On June 25, Billie Faircloth will deliver a keynote address at the Building Technology Educators' Society 2015 International Conference in Salt Lake City. On July 14, Stephanie Carlisle and Steven Baumgartner of BuroHappold will present Strengthening Sustainability Action Plans: Expanding the Scope of Carbon Assessments to an international audience at SCUP-50 in Chicago.
Earlier this year, Stephen Kieran spoke with Harvard GSD students on the strategies, tools, and tactics for integrated practice. David Riz took part in a plenary session at the BEST4 Conference with Steve Kemp, Manager of Sustainable Building at MMM Group Limited, and John Straube, Building Scientist at the University of Waterloo.
Matthew Krissel discussed high-performance envelopes before a sold-out crowd at the Facades+ workshop in April. At the 2015 AIA Convention in Atlanta in May, Efrie Friedlander and Jason Smith revealed how our Revit plug-in called Tally® can make Life Cycle Assessment one of many influencing factors in developing a sustainable building design.