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 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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May 16, 2022

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

The former Morgan Building at the University of Pennsylvania, now Stuart Weitzman Hall. Image: University of Pennsylvania

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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