James Timberlake

Architect, Partner, KieranTimberlake

Visiting & Regular Faculty

Eminent North American architect, and an associated faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

James Timberlake is a principal partner at KieranTimberlake, an architecture firm internationally recognized for its beautifully crafted, high-performance buildings that are holistically integrated to site, program, and people. The firm has received over 160 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.

They were recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for architectural design research from the AIA College of Fellows in 2001, and Rome Prize Fellows in 1980 and 1982, respectively. They are co-authors of six books on architecture, including the influential book Refabricating Architecture, and Alluvium: Dhaka, Bangladesh in the Crossroads of Water. Kieran and Timberlake co-teach a Design-Research Laboratory at University of Pennsylvania School of Design which for the past eight years have undertaken a deep investigation of Dhaka.