CANCELED: Steven Holl: Architecture: Activating the Brain
Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Series
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. As founder and principal of Steven Holl Architects, Holl is the designer of all projects ongoing in the office. 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.
Holl has realized cultural, civic, academic, and residential projects both in the U.S. and internationally including the Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, Washington (1997); the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (1998); Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts (2002); the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri (2007); the Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China (2009); the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark (2009); the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China (2009); Cité de l'Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France (2011); Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (2014); the University of Iowa Visual Arts Building in Iowa City, Iowa (2016); and the Ex of In House in Rhinebeck, New York (2016).