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Steven Holl

STEVEN HOLL is the principal architect for Steven Holl Architects. Considered one of America’s most important 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 been recognized with architecture’s most prestigious awards and prizes including the 2012 AIA Gold Medal and is a tenured Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning.

What is Architecture? (Art?)

While artists work from the real to the abstract, architects must work from the abstract to the real. While art may legitimize itself as an object or an event, architecture dissolves into a blur of buildings.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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