Steven Holl Architects
Steven Holl Architects (SHA) is an internationally acclaimed, innovative architecture and urban design office with locations in New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl founded the firm in 1977, and currently has a staff of 44. The firm has been recognized with numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions for quality and excellence in design, including the 2016 Velux Daylight Award in Architecture, Japan Art Association 2014 Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture, the 2012 Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 15 AIA Honor Awards, 27 AIA Regional Awards, the 2010 RIBA Jencks Award, the 2009 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, the 2001 Grande Médaille D’Or from the French Academie D’Architecture, and the 1998 Alvar Aalto Award. Steven Holl was named by Time Magazine as “America’s Best Architect,” for creating “buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye.”
Steven Holl Architects is recognized for creating signature architecture that reflects and frames the aspirations and needs of our clients. We have completed over a dozen exemplary buildings for universities, where excellence in planning, design and construction pays dividends in the form of inspiring learning environments, public enjoyment, reduced maintenance costs, and contribution to community life on campus. Our firm’s campus projects have consistently satisfied a variety of programmatic demands with original and inventive landmark architecture. Our focus on quality is founded in our strong belief in educational excellences and the lasting contribution of good design.
Most recently, SHA completed The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; the Hunters Point Library in Queens, New York; Princeton University’s Lewis Arts Complex in Princeton, NJ; the University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building in Iowa City, Iowa; the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University; and the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Current projects under construction include the Rubenstein Commons at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; a Visual Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and the Kinder Museum Building at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in Houston, Texas. SHA has completed a total of 71 projects worldwide, with 49 projects in the United States and 22 buildings overseas, in a total of 15 countries.