Graduate Architecture

Steven Holl: The EwingCole Lecture

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:30pm
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Plaza Gallery, Meyerson Hall
210 South 34 Street, Philadelphia


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The Department of Architecture welcomes Steven Holl, principal at the New York-based firm Steven Holl Architects, who will give the EwingCole Lecture titled Porosity/Fusion.

The EwingCole Lecture Fund was established in June 2002 to support the annual EwingCole Lecture, which provides the Weitzman School with the opportunity to invite distinguished architects to campus.

Steven Holl was born in 1947 in Bremerton, WA. He graduated from the University of Washington and pursued architecture studies in Rome in 1970. In 1976, he joined the Architectural Association in London and in 1977 established Steven Holl Architects in New York City. Steven Holl was named by Time Magazine as “America’s Best Architect,” for creating “buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye.” He has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects in the United States and internationally.  He specializes in seamlessly integrating projects into contexts with cultural and historic importance. Steven Holl has been recognized with architecture’s most prestigious awards and prizes, notably the Praemium Imperiale Award for Architecture, the AIA Gold Medal, and the RIBA Jencks Award. Steven Holl is a tenured Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning; he has lectured and exhibited widely as well as published numerous texts.

Advance registration is required for visitors, who must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.​ In addition, visitors are required to complete PennOpen Campus screening on the day of the event, before arriving on campus.

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