February 15, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Steven Holl Architects was awarded three of the ten awards in the architecture category for the 2007 Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter.
The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, DC (completed in September 2006) and the Higgins Hall Center Section at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (completed in September 2005) both won Honor Awards. The School for Art & Art History at the University of Iowa in Iowa City (completed in September 2006) which recently received a national AIA Institute Honor Award, won the Merit Award.
The jury composed of Daniel Hanganu (Montreal), Massimiliano Fuksas (Rome) and David Adjaye (London) based their decisions on quality of design; resolution of the program or idea; and innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.” The Center for Architecture will host a public exhibition of the winning projects from April 12 through July 17, 2007.
On June 9th Steven Holl Architects addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open to the public.
Steven Holl has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally, and is a tenured professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. In 1976 he founded Steven Holl Architects, which now has offices in New York and Beijing with a staff of 49. The firm has been recognized internationally with numerous awards, and the work has been widely published and exhibited. Currently under construction is the Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex (Beijing, China), the Nanjing Museum of Art and Architecture (Nanjing, China) and the NYU Department of Philosophy (New York City). Recently the office has won a number of international design competitions including Herning Center of the Arts (Herning, Denmark), Cit du Surf et de lOcan (Biarritz, France), Sail Hybrid (Knokke-Heist, Belgium), Meander (Helsinki, Finland) and Vanke Center (Shenzhen, China).
For more information on the work of Steven Holl Architects, please visit www.stevenholl.com