Atwater Commons architect to give illustrated presentation Oct. 23

October 8, 2003

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Architect James Timberlake, whose firm designed Middlebury College's Atwater Commons?the dining hall and two residence halls currently under construction?will give an illustrated lecture titled "Manual: The Architecture of Atwater Commons" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Room 304 of the Johnson Memorial Building on Château  Road.  The event is free and open to the public.

Timberlake, of Kieran Timberlake Associates of Philadelphia, is a recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture.  His firm has received more than 25 awards for excellence from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  Along with his partner, Stephen Kieran, he is an inaugural recipient of the AIA College of Fellows' Benjamin Latrobe Fellowship for architectural design research.  Kieran Timberlake Associates was highlighted in a recent exhibition at New York's Cooper Hewitt Museum titled "SmartWrap," which featured a new building material by the same name designed by Kieran Timberlake itself.

For more information, contact Mary Lou Splain in the Middlebury College Department of History of Art and Architecture at or 443-5234.

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