Steven Holl

Steven Holl (born 1947) is a well-known, contemporary Architect from the Unitd States, who graduated from the University of Washington in 1970. He opened his first office in New Yor City in 1976 and started to teach at the Columbia University in 1981. Famous for his watercolours, the architecture of Steven Holl is regarded to be of postmodern and deconstructivist style. The architecture by Steven Holl underwent a significant shift in emphasis, from his early concern with typology to his current concen with phenomenological aspects. Steven Holl received wider recognition for the first time with his Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art in Helsinki. Other well known buildings by Steven Holl are the Simmons Hall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the St. Ignatius Chapel, the Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing. His writings, published in the book Parallax, were widely published. In 1998 Steven Holl was awarded the prestiguous Alvar Aalto Medall, which was only the first of several important architectural awards. A solo show about the work by Steven Holl was held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New Yoar City in February 1989, and the Museum acquired seveal of his work for its permanent exhibition.

1992 - 1998  Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
1996 - 2000  Het Oosten Office Building, Amsterdam