Billie Faircloth is a partner at KieranTimberlake, a prominent architecture firm established in 1984 and a leader in practice-based architectural research and innovative buildings. She leads a transdisciplinary group of professionals leveraging research, design, and problem solving processes from fields as diverse as environmental management, chemical physics, materials science and architecture. She fosters collaboration between disciplines, trades, academies and industries in order to define a relevant problem solving boundary for the built environment.
In addition to her practice, Billie lectures at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and is a VELUX Visiting Professor at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Prior to joining KieranTimberlake, she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she instructed research studios exploring applications for conventional and emerging material technologies and conducted seminars on emerging construction and fabrication technologies.
Her articles have been published by the Journal of Architectural Education, Princeton Architectural Press, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and ACADIA. Her book Plastics Now: On Architecture’s Relationship to a Continuously Emerging Material was published by Routledge.