Internationally known architect Steven Holl is recognized for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design. He begins each design commission with a small watercolor, exploring light, color, and form with paint and paper.
Steven Holl established Steven Holl Architects in New York City in 1977. Considered one of the most influential architects of his generation, Holl has been recognized with architecture’s most prestigious awards and prizes, including in 2002 the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum awarded Holl their prestigious National Design Award in Architecture; in 2001 France bestowed the Grande Médaille d’Or upon him, for Best Architect of the Academy of Architecture; and in the same year Time Magazine declared him “America’s Best Architect” for his ‘buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye’. Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning.