Kieran Timberlake Architects – Philadelphia, PA
Reclaimed Red Cedar Wood for a Sustainable School
KieranTimberlake, the global architecture firm that built the new US Embassy in London has big scope.
The firm sourced more than 50,000 board feet of wood from us for two East Coast education projects. Reclaimed Red Cedar from juice tanks was re-purposed for cladding and rain screen to improve the building’s efficiency.
Teaching Sustainability top to bottom
Near D.C., they completely reconfigured an existing, mid-20th century school into an environmental lab for on-site study.
The concept of Sidwell Friends, a well-known Quaker-based community, was to reduce energy costs, water usage and waste. And they increased efficiency and learning.
Reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk wood was also used to create the wooden walkways and some exterior furniture.
Yale School of Art Sculpture Gallery
The firm’s large project of a new Art Building at Yale had great potential for some creativity. They pushed for a separate gallery to reach out from the famously closed campus into the neighborhood.
Cladding it in the red cedar rain screen from juice tanks provides both unique beauty and LEED certification points.