Johann Mordhorst works to reconcile competing demands and expose the internal logic unique to each project to arrive at holistic design solutions.
Johann has close to fifteen years of professional experience as an architect. He has been with KieranTimberlake since 2005, working on several of the firm's award-winning projects, including two projects at Yale University—the Sculpture Building and School of Art Gallery and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges. He recently completed the design of a new entrance and security screening facility at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, for the General Services Administration.
Johann is currently the Associate in Charge of an off-site fabricated private residence in Mendocino County, California. He is also guiding work at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI) and Penn State University. This includes the new 25,000 square-foot Building Energy Education and Innovation Center and the adjacent Building Energy Science and Engineering Center, a demonstration project that showcases strategies for energy-efficient retrofits of existing buildings. With CBEI and other projects, he has an abiding interest in the role systems and structure play in defining the architectural identity and character of a project.
Johann has served as a teaching assistant for a graduate-level design-research studio taught by Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a guest critic and presenter at Penn State, Philadelphia University, and the University of Pennsylvania.