Since establishing Steven Holl Architects in New York in 1976, Holl has earned a reputation as one of the most brilliant pure designers in America. Holl’s spare yet beautiful architecture originates from the architect’s geometric rigor, attention to detail, and belief in the integrity of craft. Rather than carrying one signature style to different sites, he seeks the unique character of each site and program as the starting point for an architectural idea and venture. His imaginative integration of the formal aspects of material, light, and color with the particulars of site has earned him commissions in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Among his most notable projects are the Chapel of St. Ignatius in Seattle, Simmons Hall residence at MIT in Massachusetts, the Bellevue Art Museum in Washington and Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki.