Professor, GSAPP, Columbia University & Principal, Steven Holl Architects, New York

Online lecture
“Air/Light/Greenspace: Post-COVID Architecture”

Wed 27 JAN 2021, 19:00 ΕΕΤ

The Stavropoulos Foundation Lectures 


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. Considered one of America’s most influential architects, he 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 specializes in seamlessly integrating new projects into contexts with particular cultural and historic importance.

Steven Holl has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Campus Expansion in Texas (2020), Winter Visual Arts Building at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (2020), the REACH Expansion at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. (2019), Hunters Point Library in Queens, New York (2019), Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (2018), Maggie’s Centre Barts in London, England (2017), Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey (2017), Ex of IN House in Rhinebeck, New York (2016), the University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building in Iowa City, Iowa (2016), Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2014), Cité de l’Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France (2011), the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China (2009), the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark (2009), the Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China (2009), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri (2007), Simmons Hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2002), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (1998), and the Chapel of St. Ignatius in Seattle, Washington (1997),

Steven Holl has been recognized with architecture’s most prestigious awards and prizes. Notably, Steven Holl received the 2016 VELUX Daylight Award in Architecture, the 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award for Architecture, the 2012 AIA Gold Medal, the 2010 RIBA Jencks Award, and the first ever Arts Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in 2009. In 2006 Steven Holl received honorary degrees from Seattle University and Moholy-Nagy University in Budapest.

Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. He has also taught at the University of Washington, the Pratt Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured and exhibited widely and has published numerous texts.

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, and the International Honorary Committee, Vilpuri Library, of the Alvar Aa­lto Foundation.