Join us for the BCO NextGen’s second webinar in the International Speaker Series to hear from Stephen Kieran, Partner at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm, as he discusses the design process and delivery of the US Embassy.
The US State Department envisioned a new embassy in London that would serve as the centrepiece of one of America's longest standing and most valued relationships. It also aspired to set a new paradigm in embassy design by representing the ideals of American democracy—transparency, openness, and equality—and drawing on the best of American architecture, engineering, technology, art, and culture. The challenge was to encompass these values, creating a strong sense of identity and welcome while meeting stringent requirements for security, diplomatic work, and sustainability.
Stephen received a Bachelor of Art from Yale University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, 1980-81. Along with partner James Timberlake, Stephen received the first Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for architectural design research from the AIA College of Fellows. KieranTimberlake has received numerous design citations including the 2008 AIA Architecture Firm Award, and the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture. Kieran has co-authored six books on architecture, including the influential book, refabricating Architecture. In addition to his architectural practice, Stephen has held professorships at University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, Yale University, University of Michigan, and Princeton University.
Founded in 1984, KieranTimberlake is an award-winning architecture and research practice internationally known for design leadership and technical innovation. KieranTimberlake is committed to provoking positive change in the built environment through beauty and performance, creating buildings that are holistically integrated