Steven Holl

Architect / United States / Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl was born in 1947 in Bremerton, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington and pursued architecture studies in Rome in 1970. In 1976 he joined the Architectural Association in London and established Steven Holl Architects in New York City.

Steven Holl has realized cultural, civic, academic, and residential projects both in the United States and internationally. Notable work includes the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (1998), the Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, Washington (1997), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (2007). Most recently completed are the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China (2009), named Best Tall Building Overall for 2009 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the Knut Hamsun Center in Hamarøy, Norway (2009), the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark (2009), and the Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China (2009), one of the first LEED Platinum rated buildings in southern China.

Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. He has lectured and exhibited widely and has published numerous texts, including Anchoring (1989), Parallax (2000), Idea and Phenomena (2002), Luminosity/Porosity (2006), House: Black Swan Theory (2007), Architecture Spoken (2007), and Urbanisms: Working with Doubt (2009). Most recently published is his new book, Horizontal Skyscraper (2011).

Steven Holl is a member of the American National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the American Institute of Architects, the American Association of Museums, the Honorary Whitney Circle, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Drawing Center, and the International Honorary Committee, Vilpuri Library, of the Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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By Steven Holl February 14, 2023

Architect Steven Holl recommends a book on an ever more-urgent issue in a new installment of our occasional series “One Book and Why.”

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