Glass tubes and curvy roofs identify the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building by Steven Holl Architects

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Steven Holl Architects. Steven Holl, Chris McVoy, Olaf Schmidt, Filipe Taboada.
Project team
Rychiee Espinosa, Yiqing Zhao, Lourenzo Amaro de Oliveira, Garrick Ambrose, Xi Chen, Carolina Cohen Freue, JongSeo Lee, Vahe Markosian, Elise Riley, Christopher Rotman, Yun Shi, Alfonso Simelio, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Yasmin Vobis.
Associate architects.- Kendall/Heaton Associates. Project manager.- Legends. Structural engineers.- Guy Nordenson & Associates Cardno. MEP engineer.- ICOR Associates. Climate engineers.- Transsolar. Lighting consultant.- L'Observatoire International. Cost estimator.- Venue Cost Consultants. Facade consultant.- Knippers Helbig.
January 2012, Steven Holl Architects selected to design MFAH master planand the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. June 2017, Groundbreaking. March 2019, Topping Out. November 21, 2020, Opening Day.
5500 Main Street,Houston, TX 77004. USA. TheKinder Building is atthe center of the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, just north of the two existingMFAHgallery buildings (the CarolineWiess Law Buildingand the Audrey Jones Beck Building) and immediately east of the Cullen Sculpture Garden.
Richard Barnes, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


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 attended the Architectural Association in London and established STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS in New York City. Considered one of America's most important architects.He has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally. Most recently completed are the Cité de l'Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France (2011).

Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. He has lectured and exhibited widely and has published numerous texts.

Recently the office has won a number of international design competitions including the new design for the Contemporary Art Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, USA) and he has been recognized with architecture's most prestigious awards and prizes. Recently, he received the RIBA 2010 Jencks Award, and the first ever Arts Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (2009). In 2006 Steven Holl received honorary degrees from Seattle University and Moholy-Nagy University in Budapest. In 2003 he was named Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Steven Holl is a member of the American National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the American Institute of Architects, the American Association of Museums, the Honorary Whitney Circle, the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the International Honorary Committee, Vilpuri Library, of the Alvar Aalto Foundation.




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