Steven Christensen Architecture is an award-winning design and research platform launched by Steven Christensen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. Christensen is a registered architect and a member of the design faculty in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA where he teaches graduate design studios. Prior to joining UCLA, Christensen taught at the University of Michigan from 2008-2011. He received his Master in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in 2008, and he has been an invited critic at several institutions including Harvard, SCI-Arc, USC, Michigan, and Cambridge. 

Prior to establishing his independent practice, Christensen contributed to widely published and exhibited projects for firms including Preston Scott Cohen, Gensler, and CORE. His research and practice are guided by his backgrounds in architecture and psychology, with a current interest in multivalence, or the potential for design to engage a diverse audience by operating on multiple intellectual and perceptual strata. His work has been published in several journals including Architect, FRAME, Interior Design, AZURE, Contract, D+A, FORM, and a recent book entitled New American Architecture published by Metropolitan Arts Press. His work has been exhibited in venues such as the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, the Los Angeles Art Show, the AIA Headquarters in Washington DC, Contemporary Space in Athens, Greece, and the firm has been selected to participate in forthcoming exhibitions in Istanbul and Berlin. 


Recent awards:

2017 AR Future Projects Award, The Architectural Review + MIPIM: Liepāja Thermal Bath

2017 Jury Award, A+ Awards, Architizer: Liepāja Thermal Bath

2017 Special Mention, A+ Awards, Architizer: Emigration House

2017 Special Mention, A+ Awards, Architizer: Heptagon House

2016 Young Architect’s Award, The Architect’s Newspaper

2016 American Architecture Award: Liepāja Thermal Bath

2016 American Architecture Award: Bandersnatch

2016 Best of Year Honoree, Interior Design Magazine: Emigration House

2016 Architect Magazine Residential Architect Design Award (Honorable Mention): Emigration House

2016 American Architecture Prize (Silver): Liepāja Thermal Bath

2016 American Architecture Prize (Honorable Mention): Heptagon House

2016 Best of the BEST Award, IIDA Intermountain Chapter: Venafi Headquarters

2016 BEST Award, Work over 15,000 SF, IIDA Intermountain Chapter: Venafi Headquarters

2016 BEST Award, Live – Single Unit, IIDA Intermountain Chapter: Broadway Loft

2015 AZ Award of Merit, AZURE Magazine: Liepāja Thermal Bath

2015 People's Choice Award, AZURE Magazine: Liepāja Thermal Bath

2015 Architect Magazine Residential Architect Design Award: Heptagon House

2015 AIA Los Angeles NEXT LA Design Award (Citation): Bandersnatch

2015 IDA International Design Award (Gold): Liepāja Thermal Bath

2015 IDA International Design Award (Bronze): Heptagon House

2014 AIA California Council Residential Design Award (Merit) Heptagon House

2014 AIA Los Angeles NEXT LA Design Award (Merit): Heptagon House

2014 AIA Los Angeles Next LA Design Award (Citation): Liepāja Thermal Bath

2014 AIA Los Angeles NEXT LA Design Award (Citation): Pop-Up Chapel


Curriculum Vitae

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