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 partners BNIM, Tao+Lee Associates, Moore Ruble Yudell, Mackey Mitchel, Perkins Eastman, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, and Schulze and Grassov, 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."
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.
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.
Jury comments 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.”
In 2020, KieranTimberlake received awards recognizing the firm and its projects. Each of these awards recognizes how we balance analysis with intuition to create innovative architecture. We are proud of our team and grateful to our clients and collaborators for these achievements.
Five buildings at Washington University in St. Louis achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designations from the United States Green Building Council. LEED Platinum is the highest level awarded by the USGBC and recognizes a building that achieves superior sustainability measures. Read the full release here.
Three of the five buildings are KieranTimberlake designs: Sumers Welcome Center, Schnuck Pavilion, and Weil Hall. Located on the on the newly transformed east end of the Danforth Campus, they feature flexible, naturally lit space for classes, studios, presentations, and recreation, all positioned around a new landscape designed by Michael Vergason Landscape Architects to support a lush and more connected campus experience.
The project reshaped Washington University's east end of campus by transforming it into a welcoming and lush environment for learning. The Society for College and University planners recognized the project with for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component, noting the remarkable change from a parking-dominated landscape. While remaining faithful to the university's original Cope and Stewardson plan, each of these buildings embodies a vibrant, contemporary approach to materials, technology, and sustainability.
The projects also represent KieranTimberlake's dedication to creative stewardship of our planet's irreplaceable resources. KieranTimberlake is a signatory of the AIA 2030 Commitment and a founding signatory of US Architects Declare. We believe it is our collective ethical obligation to tackle climate change, social inequity, and ecological fragility on every project. Since 2006, KieranTimberlake has completed 13 LEED Platinum projects.
In April 2020, the US Embassy in London received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and the Platinum designation is the highest possible rating a building can receive.
The East End Transformation of the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis was awarded an Excellence in Planning Honor for 2020 from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). The award recognizes excellence in creating an integrated plan for an entire geographic or functional area of a campus. Five design firms, including KieranTimberlake, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, BNIM, Moore Ruble Yudell, and Perkins Eastman worked together to fulfill the vision.