January 31, 2023

East End Transformation Receives AIA Regional & Urban Design Award

The East End Transformation replaced a vehicle-centric site, long dominated by roadways and surface parking lots, with new campus landscape and buildings, establishing a welcoming pedestrian-focused entrance to the historic Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.
© James Ewing/JBSA

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 landscape partner Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, 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."

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January 04, 2023

2022 Awards Round-Up

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.

The Embassy's crystalline facade is the product of its external shading system and internal glazed curtain wall. The shading system reduces glare while admitting daylight and framing large open-view portals to the outside. | ©Richard Bryant
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December 15, 2022

Happy New Year from KieranTimberlake

With gratitude for your ongoing support.

This holiday season, KieranTimberlake is proud to support Covenant House of Pennsylvania, a vital program that serves runaway, trafficked, and homeless youth in our local community.

The adaptive reuse of the Bulletin Building transformed an architecturally and culturally significant 1955 structure into a contemporary life science building in Philadelphia.

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November 01, 2022

UPenn Breaks Ground on Renovation and Expansion of Historic Weitzman Hall

The 130-year-old red-brick building on 34th Street will double in size with the new addition on its east side

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.

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October 10, 2022

Celebrating Firm Advancements

KieranTimberlake's six new Principals. Top row, left to right: Eli Allen, Christopher Connock, Jazz Graves. Bottom row, left to right: Jeremy Leman, Efrie Escott, Brendan Miller.

We are excited to announce the advancement of 14 staff members to leadership positions within the firm who will continue to question, explore, and improve the built environment.

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. 

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September 23, 2022

KieranTimberlake Completes Permanent Exhibition, Part of Ongoing Work at the Kennedy Center

“Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy” exhibit at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Photo: Alan Karchmer/OTTO

On September 8, 2022 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts unveils its new permanent exhibit, “Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy.” Led by KieranTimberlake, this exhibit was deemed by the organization's leadership to be a high-priority initiative in the updating of the Center's public spaces.

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August 15, 2022

University of Washington to Break Ground on Interdisciplinary Engineering Building, Receives Funding from Boeing

This fall the University of Washington will break ground on a new, $90 million Interdisciplinary Engineering Building, with $10 million donated from Boeing. The state of Washington will also contribute $50 million to help foster a pipeline of local engineering talent. The project is a design-build in partnership with Hensel Phelps.

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July 19, 2022

Principal Efrie Escott Responds to Supreme Court Ruling

On June 30, the Supreme Court ruled by a 6–3 majority in West Virginia v. EPA that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot compel utilities to switch from coal power plants to renewables. 
 
Read the full essay in response to this ruling, published in Architectural Record, and co-authored by KieranTimberlake Principal Efrie Escott along with fellow thought leaders from LMN Architects, Sustainable Performance Institute, SERA Architects, Integrus Architecture, P.S., Moseley Architects, ZGF Architects, BuildingGreen, Inc, and LPA, Inc.. 
 
"Design professionals and our clients have a stake in this decision because buildings use over three-quarters of all electricity in the U.S," they write. 
 
"While architects and engineers often design energy-efficient buildings and advocate for energy efficiency through policies and codes, we rarely advocate for renewable electricity generation even though it is central to our decarbonization goals."

June 21, 2022

KieranTimberlake Partners with University of Pennsylvania on US Department of Energy-Funded Carbon Research

Credit: Polyhedral Structures Laboratory at Penn

Partner and Research Director Billie Faircloth, Principal Ryan Welch, and Associate Efrie Escott are part of a team that has been selected to receive $2.4M in funding from the US Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).  
 
KieranTimberlake, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M University, The City College of New York, and Sika, will design carbon-negative, medium-sized building structures by developing a high-performance structural system for carbon absorption and storage over buildings' lifespan.

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