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Steven Holl Architects

www.stevenholl.com

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Location/Contact

  • 450 West 31st Street
    11th floor

    New York, New York 10001
  • 1 Xiangheyuan Road, Wanguocheng
    Building 1-106, Dongcheng District

    Beijing, PR China 100028
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(212) 629-7262

CEO

Steven Holl

2012 AIA GOLD MEDAL: Steven Holl starts each project as a 5 in. by 7 in. watercolor painting, with his realized work spanning coastal residences the United States to massive skyscrapers in Singapore.

Firm Description


FROM THE ARCHITECT:

Steven Holl Architects is a 40-person innovative architecture and urban design office working globally as one office from two locations; New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl leads the office with senior partner Chris McVoy and junior partner Noah Yaffe. Steven Holl Architects is internationally-honored with architecture’s most prestigious awards, publications and exhibitions for excellence in design. Steven Holl Architects has realized architectural works nationally and overseas, with extensive experience in the arts (including museum, gallery, and exhibition design), campus and educational facilities, and residential work. Other projects include retail design, office design, public utilities, and master planning.

With each project the firm explores new ways to integrate an organizing idea with the programmatic and functional essence of a building. Rather than imposing a style upon different sites and climates, or pursued irrespective of program, the unique character of a program and a site becomes the starting point for an architectural idea. While anchoring each work in its specific site and circumstance, Steven Holl Architects endeavors to obtain a deeper beginning in the experience of time, space, light and materials. The phenomena of the space of a room, the sunlight entering through a window, and the color and reflection of materials on a wall and floor all have integral relationships. The materials of architecture communicate through resonance and dissonance, just as instruments in musical composition, producing thought and sense-provoking qualities in the experience of a place. Extending this approach with ecological innovation, Steven Holl Architects is recognized for the ability to shape space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to catalyze the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design at multiple scales, from minimal dwellings, to university works, to new hybrid models of urbanism.

Steven Holl is a tenured faculty member at Columbia University where he has taught since 1981. In July 2001 Time Magazine named Steven Holl as America’s Best Architect, for 'buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye.' Most recently, Steven Holl was awarded the 2014 Praemium Imperiale Award, the 2012 AIA Gold Medal and the 2010 Jencks Award of the RIBA. Other awards include the first ever Arts Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (2008), Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2003), the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture (2002), the French Grande Medaille d’Or (2001), the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal (1998), the Arnold W. Brunner Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the New York American Institute of Architects Medal of Honor (1997).

Projects

  1. Award Winning Tianjin EcoCity Ecology and Planning Museums

    Tianjin EcoCity Ecology and Planning Museums

    Tianjin, China

  2. Campbell Sports Center

    Campbell Sports Center

    New York, NY, United States

  3. Award Winning Sliced Porosity Block

    Sliced Porosity Block

    Chengdu, China

  4. Award Winning Cite de l’Ocean et du Surf

    Cite de l’Ocean et du Surf

    Biarritz, France

  5. Nanjing Sifang Art Museum

    Nanjing Sifang Art Museum

    Nanjing, China

  6. Award Winning Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center

    Horizontal Skyscraper - Vanke Center

    Shenzhen, China

  7. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Kansas City, MO, United States

  8. Award Winning Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Kansas City, Missouri

  9. Chapel of St. Ignatius

    Chapel of St. Ignatius

    Seattle, WA, United States

  10. Award Winning House at Martha's Vineyard

    House at Martha's Vineyard

    Martha's Vineyard, MA, United States

  11. Cité de l’Océan et du Surf

    Cité de l’Océan et du Surf

    Biarritz, France

  12. Award Winning The Zero Becomes a Plus

    The Zero Becomes a Plus

    Twin cities, MN, United States

  13. Award Winning Simmons Hall

    Simmons Hall

    Kansas City, MO, United States

  14. Award Winning LM Harbor Gateway

    LM Harbor Gateway

    Copenhagen, Denmark

  15. Sliced Porosity Block

    Sliced Porosity Block

    Chengdu, China

  16. Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums

    Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums

    Tianjin, China

  17. Beirut Marina & Town Quay

    Beirut Marina & Town Quay

    Beirut, Lebanon

  18. Glasgow School of Art

    Glasgow School of Art

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

  19. Qingdao Culture and Art Center

    Qingdao Culture and Art Center

    Qingdao, China

  20. Maggie's Barts

    Maggie's Barts

    London, United Kingdom

  21. Hunters Point Community Library

    Hunters Point Community Library

    Queens, NY, USA

  22. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Expansion

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Expansion

    Washington, D.C.

  23. Ex of In House

    Ex of In House

    Rhinebeck, NY, USA

  24. Visual Arts Building

    Visual Arts Building

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