Florian Idenburg

Architect / United States / Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL )

Florian Idenburg is an architect and educator. He is a founding partner of Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL). With a global reach, SO – IL brings together experience from the fields of architecture, academia, and the arts. The office works on projects ranging in scale from a master plan for a cultural campus in Shanghai to a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The work has received numerous awards, including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, as well as the AIA Young Practices Award.

From 2000 to 2007, Idenburg worked at SANAA—the studio of Pritzker Prize winners Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa—where he became Senior Associate in charge of the design and realization of a performing arts center in Almere, the Netherlands, as well as two internationally acclaimed museums (the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York).

Idenburg has held teaching positions at Columbia and Princeton Universities and the University of Kentucky. Currently he is Adjunct Associate Professor at Harvard University.

He has published two books (The SANAA Studios, 2006–2008: Learning from Japan, Single Story Urbanism, 2009; and Relations in the Architecture of Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, 2010). His writing appears regularly in publications such as Abitare, Domus, A+U, and Mark magazine.

In 2010 Idenburg received the Charlotte Kohler Prize, awarded by Prince Bernhard Fund in the Netherlands to an exceptional talent.

Florian Idenburg was born in the Netherlands and holds a Master of Science in Architecture from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

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