About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Horizontal Skyscraper by Steven Holl

When I was in New York City, I went to a lecture by renowned architect Steven Holl at GSAPP, Columbia University. One of the subjects he spoke about was his famous horizontal skyscraper in China. The Vanke Center in Shenzhen.

The way he spoke about this particular project was fascinating. I don’t remember everything he spoke about, but I do remember his passion when talking about this project. The Vanke Center is a long mixed-use complex which includes office spaces, apartments, a hotel and a public landscape.

Photo credit: Iwan Baan, Steven Holl Architects

Written by: Benjamin Feenstra