Steven Holl Architects , Architect
Originally graduating from the University of Washington, Steven Holl moved to Rome in 1970 to pursue architecture studies. In 1976 he joined the Architectural Association’s graduate school, prior to establishing his own offices in New York City and teaching at Columbia University, a post he has held for over 20 years. Holl has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Alvar Aalto medal in 1998, an Honorary Fellowship from the RIBA in 2003 and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2012. Holl is known for his vast range of American and international projects, such as Simmons Hall at MIT and the Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing. Most recently he has completed the dramatically located Nanjing Sifang Art Museum in China and the Seona Reid Building at the Glasgow School of Art, directly opposite the Mackintosh masterwork.