This month, firm partner and director of research Billie Faircloth received the title of Fellow from the American Institute of Architects' Jury of Fellows. The fellowship is the AIA's highest honor, recognizing an individual for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.
The College of Fellows recognized Billie, who joined the firm in 2008, for her work education, research, literature, and the practice of architecture.
Billie leads KieranTimberlake's transdisciplinary group of professionals leveraging research, design, and problem-solving processes from fields as diverse as environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture. She fosters collaboration between disciplines, trades, academies, and industries in order to define relevant problem-solving boundaries for the built environment.
Billie oversees the questions and ensuing investigations that begin and inform each project at KieranTimberlake. During design, she guides teams through empirical experiments, prototypes, and analysis. She develops technology that informs high-performance design, including Pointelist™, a wireless sensor network, and Tally™, a Revit application that provides accurate life-cycle data and analysis to designers. She is currently working on Ideal Choice Homes, an affordable, quick-to-build housing solution for India's rapidly emerging middle class.
In addition to lecturing internationally to academic and industry audiences, Billie has authored peer-reviewed articles as well as a book, Plastics Now: On Architecture's Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material, published by Routledge in 2015. She received Architectural Record's Women in Architecture Innovator Award in 2017.
Faircloth lectures frequently on many topics relevant to the research she leads at KieranTimberlake and the theory and practice of architecture. Her next public lecture will be on April 7, 2021, at the opening plenary for University of Arizona's ARCC 2021: Performative Environments conference. Register here.
Congratulations, Billie, from the entire KieranTimberlake team!