Steven Holl:
Architectural Origins from Puget Sound to Italy

Architect Steven Holl will share personal images, photographs and reflections from growing up in the Pacific Northwest, to his pivotal early education and explorations in Rome with Professor Astra Zarina and others, with thoughts on his significant collaborations and connections with architects, artists and thinkers in Italy over the years. This collection is being prepared by Steven especially for this special Civita Institute virtual event and will be recorded in his studio in the Hudson Valley in late September 2021.

Steven Holl is one of the most influential architects working in the world today, an AIA Gold Medal winner, and a renowned teacher in architecture. We are honored that he is a member of our Advisory Group and a Founding Member of The Civita Institute. His firm, Steven Holl Architects, is recognized for the ability to shape space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to catalyze the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design at multiple scales, from minimal dwellings, to university works, to new hybrid models of urbanism. The firm has realized architectural works around the world, with extensive experience in the arts, campus and educational facilities, and residential work, as well as mixed-use and office design, public works, and master planning. Puget Sound area examples of the firm's work include the Bellevue Arts Museum and the Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University. 

You will not want to miss this event, with an introduction by Stephen Day, Civita Institute Board member and a research assistant to Steven Holl at Columbis University in the 1980s.


Admission to Oct 7 online event, and our thanks for your continued support!

Join us! Your registration gives you admission to the Oct 7 Online Event PLUS a 1-yr membership to the Civita Institute. Read more about our Membership benefits here.

• Recognition as a Named Sponsor for our Oct 7 event
• Sponsor listing on our website
• 2 one-year memberships to the Civita Institute*
• 2 admissions to the Oct 7 event*
• PLUS a 3-night stay benefit at our historic Civita Institute facilities* 

• Recognition as a Super Sponsor for our Oct 7 AND Dec events
• Super Sponsor listing on our website
• 2 one-year memberships to the Civita Institute*
• 2 admissions to the Oct 7 event AND our Dec event*
• PLUS a 5-night stay benefit at our historic Civita Institute facilities* 

* Stay benefits must be used within 3 years. Memberships, event admissions and Stay benefits may be gifted to others (minimum 3-night stay; scheduling subject to availability).

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Photo (above): Architect Steven Holl at the doorway to his apartment at Via de’ Nari # 6, Rome, March 1970. Photo courtesy Steven Holl.

(below): Steven Holl, graphite, ink and ink wash. Perspective view at the elliptical passage, Porta Vittoria project, Milan, Italy, 1986. This early poetic image illustrates Steven Holl’s strong connections with Italy and its visionary architectural legacy.Museum of Modern Art (NY) Pritzker Foundation Fund and Architecture & Design Purchase Fund. Copyright Steven Holl. Used here by permission of Steven Holl. All rights reserved.

Steven Holl Drawing