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

Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake

KieranTimberlake founding partners Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake were recognized with the 35th Louis I. Kahn Award by the Center for Architecture and Design. The award, given in the name of Philadelphia architect, Louis I. Kahn, honors the most influential and accomplished architects from around the world. 
“We are deeply grateful to have been selected for this year's Louis Kahn Memorial Award,” Kieran said. “The most important gift from Louis Kahn is a poetry that extends the desirability and beauty of the world about and within us all. As architects, throughout the ages, we express that poetry. We believe that the fullness of architecture is achieved by more, not less, and the more holistic the architecture, the more resonant, full, and beautiful it will become. We see no contradiction—only inspiration—between an architecture of humanism that is in equal measure an art and a science that seeks poetry through inquiry.⁠" 
Stephen and James also received the AIA Pennsylvania Medal of Distinction. This award recognizes contributions to architecture that transcend local boundaries and have been of benefit to the profession and citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.⁠ 
“We are humbled and deeply honored by this recognition,” Timberlake said. “Several previous winners of this award were mentors, consultants or teachers of ours. We continue the legacy of making great architecture that they encouraged, promoted and shared with us.”⁠ 
Watch the reception video.

The Student Innovation Center's striking facade is a reflection of the creative student projects occurring within. | ©Peter Aaron

Student Innovation Center

The146,000 square feet, LEED Gold Student Innovation Center serves as both a gateway and destination on Iowa State University's campus, attracting undergraduate innovators, creators, and collaborators across disciplines.⁠  
This academic building received the AIA Tri-State Merit Award. Jury Comments noted the building's well-roundedness. "The Iowa State University's Student Innovation Center has beautiful proportion and scale; the connection to the ground plane is successful, the faceted facade orientation is powerful, and interiors well-executed. This architecture is contributing and well-rounded," said juror Sarah Broughton, AIA. 
Watch the digital presentation.

This LEED Platinum laboratory and classroom building uses a split massing to save energy and fill classrooms with light and fresh air while protecting sensitive research. | ©Bruce Damonte

Henley Hall

The new, 49,990 square foot Henley Hall is a LEED Platinum laboratory and education facility that houses the Institute for Energy Efficiency at University of California, Santa Barbara. Last year, it received the Gold Medal and Sustainability Awards from AIA Philadelphia, a Merit Award from AIA Pennsylvania, an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, and an Honor Award from AIA Santa Barbara.

Weil Hall is the home of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts and part of the East End Transformation at Washington University in St. Louis. | © Peter Aaron/OTTO

Anabeth and John Weil Hall

This LEED Platinum education building for the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at the Washington University of St. Louis received AIA Pennsylvania's Merit Award, an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, and Honorable Mention from AIA Central States. This building is part of the East End Transformation, completed in 2019. 
Jury comments from AIA Central States' Design Awards noted the building's internal connections and light-filled spaces, "it is a study in translucency and light. It is thoughtful and articulate, full of connections," as well as the precision of the project, "there is no part of the space that is overlooked.”⁠

The East End Transformation put parking underground in order to create a lush, walkable campus that connects new and old buildings. | ©James Ewing

East End Transformation

This comprehensive redesign of the east end of the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis turned a car-centric part of campus into a vibrant and inviting gateway to the university, adding five new buildings, enhanced circulation, and improved accessibility. This project won the Honor Award at the AIA St. Louis Design Awards
The East End Transformation includes Weil Hall, which received numerous awards in 2021.

The Portola Dining Commons is the social heart of UC Santa Barbara's San Joaquin Villages campus. | ©Bruce Damonte

Portola Dining Commons

This LEED Platinum dining commons at University of California, Santa Barbara is a big, beautiful room that serves as an active social center at the new San Joaquin Village. 
In 2021, it earned a Merit Award from AIA Santa Barbara.

See awards from previous years on our Awards Page.