James Timberlake to Deliver Keynote at BIMForum

By BIMForum on June 28, 2011

James Timberlake is a partner at KieranTimberlake, an American architecture firm internationally recognized for its beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made buildings that are holistically integrated to site, program and people. KieranTimberlake is noted for its fusion of research with architecture, receiving over one hundred design citations including the 2008 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, and the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture from the Smithsonian Institution.

Established in Philadelphia in 1984, KieranTimberlake has produced a diverse body of work for clients drawn to its environmentally ethical and innovative design. Their client list includes the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC; Yale University in New Haven, CT; Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans, LA; and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY. They are currently engaged in projects across the United States in California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, DC, and internationally in Malaysia and Singapore. In 2010 the firm won a high profile competition to design the United States Embassy in London.

James and his partner, Stephen Kieran, received the first Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for architectural design research from the AIA College of Fellows in 2001. Timberlake has co-authored several books, including Manual, The Architecture of KieranTimberlake, refabricating Architecture, and Loblolly House: Elements of a New Architecture. KieranTimberlake’s latest book, Cellophane House™ was released as an eBook in early 2011, and a new monograph is due out in September 2011.

Mr. Timberlake received a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from the University of Detroit, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize. In addition to his architectural practice he teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. He has held visiting professorships at the University of Washington, Yale University, the University of Michigan and the University of Texas at Austin, among other institutions.

Mr. Timberlake’s  talk will focus on the philosophy and strategies KieranTimberlake is using to take BIM to the next level in architectural practice, and what it means in terms of investment and commitment.

Recent publications include:
Refabricating Architecture (also in kindle edition)
Cellophane House
Loblolly House