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
Visual Arts Building by Steven Holl. Photograph © Iwan Baan
Steven Holl Architects has completed an Iowa a Visual Arts Building, located on the university's campus in Iowa City. It replaces a 1936 building that was heavily damaged by flooding in June of 2008.
Following his School of Art & Art History opening in 2006, Steven Holl Architects returns to the University of Iowa with the new school, Visual Arts Building. Located right next to the Art & Art History departments, Visuals Arts was designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM Architects, opened last week..
The new state of the art facility provides 11,706.00 square meter of loft-like space for all visual arts media, as well as galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History. The building is designed to encourage collaboration between all arts disciplines.
“A great social space at the center of this new building connects the arts to all disciplines on the University of Iowa campus. The building is a place of inspiration for its students, faculty and visitors to encounter the joy of architecture,” Steven Holl.