Richard Maimon of KieranTimberlake is the guest speaker for the Institutions Studio Lecture. He will speak about the U.S. Embassy in London.
In more than 25 years of leading projects at KieranTimberlake, Richard Maimon has worked to move architecture forward while creating projects that remain deeply rooted to place and culture. He has been responsible for acclaimed projects including the Embassy of the United States in London, Dilworth Park, a new transit hub and park in Philadelphia, a renovation and addition to Congregation Rodeph Shalom, and Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, a building that incorporated the first active curtainwall of its type in North America.
Maimon currently oversees New York University's 181 Mercer, a multi-use high-rise building in Greenwich Village; the East End Transformation of Washington University in St. Louis's Danforth Campus; and the renovation of the iconic Welcome Center at LOVE Park in Philadelphia. He has applied his special interest in performing arts to a range of projects for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Arden Theatre Company, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company.
A passionate advocate for architectural innovation, Maimon has spoken internationally on topics including urbanism, facade technology, and working in historic contexts. At each engagement, he asks audiences to reconsider what is possible in architecture by investigating sustainability, tectonics, design processes, and construction methodology.
In addition to his speaking engagements, Maimon frequently serves on design award juries. As chair of the 2010 AIA Honor Awards, he led the jury to recognize projects that build community and conserve natural resources. His commitment to community has led him to volunteer for a number of Philadelphia's local nonprofit organizations, and he also serves on the boards of the AIA Philadelphia and the Arden Theatre Company, a leading regional theater in Philadelphia.