He graduated from Washington University and continued to study Architecture in Rome. In 1976, he founded Steven Holl Architects in New York.Considered to be one of America’s most important architects, he introduced new ways to integrate architecture and the environment, fully respecting the unique nature of each location. For this reason, he has often been called to work with innovative elements even in situations with a certain historic relevance.In over 35 years of business, Steven Holl Architects has produced, some of the most prestigious international architectural projects for buildings both public (above all museums, universities and cultural institutions) and private, in addition to urban redevelopment plans. Some of the most relevant: the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki (1998), the Sarphatistraat Offices in Amsterdam (2000), the chapel of Sant’Ignazio in Seattle (1997), the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and the AGB library in Berlin.In 2006 Steven Holl received honorary degrees from Seattle University and Moholy-Nagy University in Budapest. He has also won numerous awards and prizes, including: the AIA New York Architecture Merit Design Award for his Planar House and the National Design Award in Architecture.He teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and has held courses at various other prestigious institutes. He is also an expert author and founded the Pamphlet Architecture, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.For FontanaArte he designed Kiasma, a wall lamp that copies the concave line of the façade of the Helsinki museum of the same name, which he also designed during the same period.