Personal Greeting Billie Faircloth, FAIA


Contact Details

Philadelphia, PA


Billie Faircloth is a practicing architect, educator, and partner at KieranTimberlake, where she leads transdisciplinary research, design, and problem-solving processes across fields including environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture. She fosters collaboration between trades, academies, and industries in order to define a relevant problem-solving boundary for the built environment. Billie has published and lectured internationally on themes including research methods for a trans-disciplinary and trans-scalar design practices; the production of new knowledge on materials, climate, and thermodynamic phenomena through the design of novel methods, tools and workflows; and the history of plastics in architecture to demonstrate how architecture’s ‘posture’ towards trans-disciplinary practices and new knowledge has changed over time.


Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Master of Architecture, 2001
1999 To 2001

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Bachelor of Architecture, 1994
1993 To 1994

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, 1992
1989 To 1992

Job History

The University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design,
Adjunct Professor
Philadelphia, PA, United States
July 2020 - present

Partner and Research Director
Philadelphia, PA, United States
January 2008 - present

Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Boston, MA, United States
January 2015 - December 2019

College of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
Portman Visiting Critic
Atlanta, GA, United States
January 2018 - June 2018

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Velux Visiting Professor
Copenhagen, Denmark
January 2015 - January 2017

PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States
January 2011 - January 2015

School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor
Austin, TX, United States
January 2001 - January 2008