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 architect...read more
Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes
The new Glassell School of Art has 8,711.0-square-meter, is sited on two acres, adjoining the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden designed by Isamu Noguchi. The building replaces the school’s 1979 facility. The origins of an MFAH art school date to 1927.
The L-shaped building designed by Steven Holl Architects defines two edges of the plaza. Its sloped, walkable roofline, anchored by a stepped amphitheater, extends the plaza up and along the roof to a garden above. The exterior is constructed from 178 unique precast concrete panels that create a rhythm across the exterior surface as they alternate with 170 glass panes that provide natural light to all studios and classrooms. A three-story, broad-stepped forum activates the center of the school’s interior.
Deborah Nevins & Associates. Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture, D.P.C. Unified landscape plan for the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus Founded in 1991, Deborah Nevins & Associates designs projects all over the world, from institutional projects, including the Pritzker Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago, to large private estates in the Northeast and Texas as well as in the Ca...read more