Richard Maimon, FAIA, is a partner at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for its environmental ethos, research expertise, and innovative design and planning. In more than twenty-five years leading projects at KieranTimberlake, Richard has worked to move architecture forward while creating projects that remain deeply rooted to place and culture. Richard currently oversees projects at Washington University in St. Louis, New York University, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Past projects include the Embassy of the United States in London, Dilworth Park at Philadelphia's City Hall, Levine Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, and a range of projects for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Arden Theatre Company, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company. Richard advocates for innovation and has spoken internationally, reframing what is possible in architecture by investigating sustainability, tectonics, design processes, and construction methodology. He has also addressed issues around building within historic precincts and the role of architecture in diplomacy. Richard has served on many professional and academic design juries, and was chair of the 2010 AIA Honor Awards, where he led the jury to recognize projects that build community and conserve natural resources. Richard is active in his local community, serving on civic, design, and arts boards.