The Steven Myron Holl Foundation is thrilled to announce the construction of a new Architectural Archive and Research Library. The building, designed by Steven to complement the existing mid-century cabin on the T2 Reserve, will serve students of the Foundation’s annual architecture residency.
The Architectural Archive and Research Library will come to house 1,200 models, 3,300 books, 20,000 individual watercolors and assorted furniture, artwork, correspondence, drawing sets, material samples and photographs.
An exemplar of environmental sensitivity, the archive will have a positive impact on its surroundings. An adjacent recycling water pond and vegetated roof will create habitat for frogs, turtles, birds and other wildlife while conserving energy and capturing storm water for later use. Seven climate-responsive skylights and blinds will regulate indoor light, temperature and humidity levels, limiting the need for electricity.