Steven Holl Architects near completing the REACH, at Kennedy Center

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Steven Holl Architects.- Steven Holl ( design architect, principal ). Chris McVoy ( senior partner in charge ). Garrick Ambrose ( project architect, senior associate ). Magdalena I. Naydekova ( assistant project architect ). Bell Ying Yi Cai, Kimberly Chew, J. Leehong Kim, Martin Kropac, Elise Riley, Yun Shi, Dominik Sigg, Alfonso Simelio, JongSeo Lee (project team).
Associate architects
BNIM Architects.
Project manager.- Paratus Group. Structural engineer.- Robert Silman Associates. Arup. Civil engineer.- Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. Climate engineer.- Transsolar. Lighting consultant.- L'Observatoire International. Cost estimator.- Stuart-Lynn Company. Code consultant.- Protection Engineering Group. Façade consultant.- Thornton Tomasetti. Landscape architect.- Edmund Hollander Design. AV/IT/Security.- Harvey Marshall Berling Associates. Traffic and lighting.- Gorove Slade Associates. Food service consultant.- JGL Food Service Consultants. Regulatory consultant.- Stantec. Acoustical consultant.- Harvey Marshall Berling Associates. Pre construction manager.- James G. Davis Construction. Vertical transportation consultant.- Vertran.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
10,582 sqm / 113,906 sq ft
Rehearsal space, classroom space, event and pre-function space, 150-seat multipurpose space, board room, landscape gardens, River Pavilion café and performance space.


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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