KieranTimberlake Associates is an award-winning and internationally recognized architecture firm noted for its research, innovation, and inventive design. Founded in 1984 by Stephen Kieran, FAIA, and James Timberlake, FAIA, the firm brings together the experience and talents of over 100 professionals of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Their work has been described as "beautifully-crafted, thoughtfully-made designs which are holistically integrated to site, program, and people," and their LivingHomes epitomize this ethos.
KieranTimberlake has practiced sustainability since its inception, long before green design became mainstream. The principles of sustainable design are a key component of their core beliefs. This is an approach that seeks balance for the ideals of resource conservation, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention with the realities of performance criteria, constructability, and budget. The firm is a nationally-recognized innovator in sustainable design with dozens of initiatives to their credit. The firm is experienced with the LEED certification process, as over 95% of their architectural staff, including the two partners, are LEED Accredited Professionals.
To further its understanding of architecture and to develop new ways to see, design, and make products, KieranTimberlake has committed substantial resources to ongoing research, development and innovation. The firm developed SmartWrap: The Building Envelope of the Future, a mass customizable, high-performance building facade, that was initially exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. At the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science, the firm designed and installed a ventilated curtain wall, the first of its type in the United States. KieranTimberlake was one of five firms commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art to display an offsite fabricated home in the "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" exhibition in July 2008.
The firm has received over eighty design awards, including the 2008 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture from the Smithsonian Institution in 2010. Their work has been published in Architect, Architectural Record, Interior Design, I.D. Magazine, Metropolis, TIME, Wired, and The New York Times.
In even the smallest project, we look for one thing that is innovative and beautiful."