ArchDaily sat down with Partner Stephen Kieran and Research Director Billie Faircloth to discuss the history of research and its integral role in our practice, including projects like monitoring at Sage Bowers, the Yale Sculpture Building, and Sidwell Friends School.
AD Interviews: KieranTimberlake
Interview by Sarah Wesseler, published 18 August, 2009
What do research and development mean in today's design field? To learn more about architectural R&D, I turned to KieranTimberlake, a Philadelphia-based firm that has earned wide acclaim for its innovative work in arenas such as prefabrication and sustainable design. Partner Stephen Kieran and research director Billie Faircloth spoke with me about the history and practice of the firm's in-house research team.