Richard Maimon is a partner at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm established in 1984 and a leader in practice-based architectural research and innovative buildings. In more than twenty years leading projects at KieranTimberlake, Richard has worked to move architecture forward while creating projects that remain deeply rooted to place and culture. Richard is currently overseeing projects at Washington University in St. Louis, New York University, and LOVE Park in Philadelphia. He has been responsible for acclaimed projects including the Embassy of the United States in London, Dilworth Park at Philadelphia's City Hall, Atwater Commons at Middlebury College, Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, the Kimmel Center Master Plan, and new venues for the Arden Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Theatre Company. He advocates for architectural innovation through international speaking engagements and juries, asking people to reconsider what is possible in architecture through investigation into sustainability and tectonics, as well as design process and construction methodology. He has lectured on specific innovations such as active curtainwall technology and natural ventilation strategies. He has also spoken about urbanism and design issues, including placing new buildings beside historic landmarks and the role of architecture in diplomacy. As chair of the 2010 AIA Honor Awards, Richard led the jury to recognize projects that build community and conserve natural resources. He gained unanimous support for the Twenty-Five Year Award for the Hajj Terminal in Saudi Arabia, a project that weaves modernity with tradition, offering a model for American architects working overseas.