February 12, 2018


Blouin Artinfo: Steven Holl draws with water colors everyday. This dedicated and solitary practice is the place from where his projects emerge. Holl’s architecture and art are inextricably linked. He even conceptualizes his ideas in sculpture.  

“Steven Holl: Making Architecture” examines the works of one of the most renowned and in-demand architects of his times who has managed to preserve the integrity and quality of his work by resisting corporatization. The exhibition is part of the Dorsky Museum’s “Hudson Valley Master’s Series” featuring around a 100 models and related sketches of Holl’s recent projects including the Arts Building at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania; The Kennedy Center Expansion, Washington D.C.; and Maggie’s Cancer Care Center in London.

“Steven Holl: Making Architecture” is organized in three sections — Thinking, Building, and Reflecting. ‘Thinking’ captures how watercolor drawings and material fragments lead to idea generation and form the foundation of each project. ‘Building’ reveals the process of making architecture through models, sculpture, and in photographs taken during the actual construction process. ‘Reflecting’ presents Holl’s ideas through a selection of digital films, his writings, and writings about him.

Organized by the Steven Myron Holl Foundation and The Samuel Dorsky Museum, the exhibition runs from February 10 to July 15, 2018, at the Dorsky Museum and later travels internationally beginning 2019.