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October 10, 2011

AIA Philadelphia Awards Thought, Purpose, and Optimism of Dilworth Plaza

Dilworth Plaza rendering © KieranTimberlake

KieranTimberlake was deeply honored last Thursday evening to receive five AIA Philadelphia Awards for Design Excellence, including a Silver Medal in the “Unbuilt” category for Dilworth Plaza.

Jury comments

An intelligent strategy that uses an economy of means and a confident integration of art to create a strong public space and foreground to an historic building. The simplicity and power of the laminated glass pavilions link old and new in time, relating the monumental form of City Hall to contemporary life as they also provide a welcoming transition and light to the movement systems below. A beautifully rendered and well-executed solution rich in thought, purpose and optimism.