KieranTimberlake is seeking an Information Modeling Specialist to join our Philadelphia office.  Composed of over 100 professionals with diverse backgrounds and abilities, our design practice is recognized worldwide. Our work includes the programming, planning, and design of new structures as well as the transformation of existing buildings. We have special expertise in education, government, arts and culture, civic, and residential projects, but common to all our work is the idea that each project begins with a question that continues its development within a culture of questioning, ensuring that design results from deep investigation. We promote a transdisciplinary design process that inspires creativity and fosters a culture of sharing ideas, knowledge, and techniques. See our website, www.kierantimberlake.com, for more information on our projects and current activities.

Position Description

The Information Modeling Specialist (IMS) will become an integral member of the Digital Design Platform, working within our BIM Practices group and collaborating across our knowledge network. He or she will leverage a deep understanding of building design and computation toward effective, agile, and imaginative building information modeling that is at the core of what we make. The IMS will also contribute to digital design strategic planning, as well as develop and implement tools and workflows that directly impact the design and execution of our projects.

Critical to this role is the capacity to identify modeling and simulation opportunities that advance current practices and generate actionable iterations that participate in project decision making. The ideal candidate will have to effectively identify current challenges and develop paths forward, all while synthesizing emerging BIM practices for implementation and guiding BIM discourse and knowledge sharing efforts.

The IMS will transect several project teams and is expected to identify and advance the practice across these areas of focus: BIM and parametric modeling; custom digital workflows; digital fabrication; BIM execution plans; advanced training and stewardship of office standards; and model content libraries. The IMS will work collaboratively with all team members using his or her design process and computation know-how to interrogate these and other related topics.


Proactive development of BIM-oriented digital tools and computational solutions for building projects

Active collaboration with project teams to continually improve digital design best practices across all project phases

Engagement in ongoing, office-wide discourse regarding advancing current BIM practices

Leadership in the implementation of emerging BIM modeling, simulation, and visualization workflows

Advancement and stewardship of the firm’s BIM standards, tools and practices

Collaboration with project teams to identify advanced training needs


A degree in architecture or other design-related field

Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in design practice preferred

Self-motivated with the ability to multitask and work efficiently toward deadlines

Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, rigorous, and collaborative environment

Eager to engage in ad-hoc collaborations and able to communicate effectively to experts and non-experts alike

Excellent communication skills

Desire to empower others through process development and automation while seeking the limits of what’s possible

Expertise in Revit and Revit API

Expertise in Rhino

Expertise in visual scripting (Dynamo and Grasshopper)

Additional consideration given for individuals with experience using:

Web applications, Python and other programming language

Database management and cross-platform data exchange

Web-based Revit collaboration platforms


Submission Requirements:

Individuals wishing to apply should email a cover letter, resume with references, and a current portfolio (no larger than 8 MB) to careers@kierantimberlake.com with “Information Modeling Specialist” in the subject field. Please format all materials as a single PDF document attached to an email.

Salary is commensurate with education level, professional experience, and demonstrated knowledge. Due to the volume of interested applicants, we are not able to respond to telephone inquiries.

KieranTimberlake is an equal-opportunity employer.

Philadelphia, USA


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