The Sam Fox School is proud to announce that KieranTimberlake has been chosen as the architecture firm for Anabeth and John Weil Hall.
KieranTimberlake has the depth of experience, reputation, design aesthetic, commitment, specialized expertise in sustainability, and capacity to undertake Weil Hall. Critical to this project is the creation of informal meeting spaces and collaborative work spaces for the School, including developing more visible connections among programs and facilitating opportunities to interact across architecture, art, and design, as well as between graduate and undergraduate students.
During the selection process, KieranTimberlake consistently articulated a strong understanding of the vision for Weil Hall, at the same time demonstrating the energy, resources, and sophistication to address the robust scope and timeline set forth by Washington University's plan for transforming the East Campus.
"I am thrilled that we have this extraordinary opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented firm on the design of Weil Hall," says Carmon Colangelo, dean of the Sam Fox School. "They were one of three highly qualified and outstanding finalist firms, all with unique expertise in key areas. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects and Architecture Research Office (ARO) for their commitment of time and energy throughout our process."
Next steps will include programming and planning that will define the physical spaces and connections for Weil Hall and shape a new environment for learning, making, innovation, and collaboration.
The Philadelphia-based firm has designed many significant higher education projects; among them are the Sculpture Building and School of Art Gallery at Yale University (2007), winner of an AIA Top Ten Green award, and the Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University (2011), winner of the 2015 AIA Institute Honor Award. Current commissions include an addition and renovation to the School of Architecture at Tulane University and the design of the new United States Embassy in London. A strong research practice within the firm allows for an innovative approach to reducing the environmental impact of its projects, from the development of custom modeling software to studies that mitigate the adverse outcomes from bird and building conflicts. For more information, visit the firm's website.