Venafi in Archinect's "Working Spaces" Top Ten by Steven Christensen

A job applicant pointed this out to us today: Archinect lists Venafi among the ten top images of its "Working Spaces" Pinterest board:

Credenza Complete by Steven Christensen

Our most recent furniture project, repurposed from a three year old design for a custom vanity, has officially debuted in its new freestanding form. More images to come soon. 

Cal Poly Pomona Lecture by Steven Christensen

Looking forward to today's lecture! Thanks again to Cal Poly Pomona for the invitation!

Venafi SLC and Broadway Loft win multiple IIDA Awards by Steven Christensen

Great night at the Intermountain region IIDA awards where we received more of the top "BEST" awards than any other firm, including the top project award of the year! 

Custom light fixture designed for Venafi Palo Alto by Steven Christensen

Check out this custom light fixture we designed for Venafi's new Palo Alto offices. Part of a family of formally related custom furniture elements, this sheet metal fixture references the building's initial purpose as an auto body shop, while its pattern of perforations leave behind a digital trace of the object's process of formal genesis. 

Bandersnatch wins AIA NextLA Award by Steven Christensen

Bandersnatch received a Citation Award from the LA chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The award was presented at the AIA's annual awards ceremony, hosted this year at the Aratani Theatre.

General Manifold spotted at 'Right Now' symposium at SCI-Arc by Steven Christensen

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We had a deadline and couldn't make it, but a friend of the office snapped this pic during Session Two: International Practice, Publicity, and Iconicity Provocation. We have no idea what was discussed, or who won the battle this image suggests. Looking forward to seeing the video once it's posted!

Christensen leading Advanced Topic Studio at UCLA by Steven Christensen

Tomorrow is Fall Lottery Day at UCLA, and Steven will be presenting his Advanced Topic Studio entitled Parts & Labor. The studio is open to graduate students in their third and final year of the Master in Architecture I program, and will focus on the manner in which the form and performative roles of the coffer has changed over the last 2000 years in response to transformations in technology and construction methods. Students will speculate on new possibilities for this element that reflect the present material/labor ecology, one that has transformed substantially since the 20th century. 

Permit set submitted for new Palo Alto project by Steven Christensen

Today we sent off our permit set to the City of Palo Alto for our new project there. More info on the project to follow; stay tuned!

Heptagon House featured in article on tiny homes by Steven Christensen

Check out this article by Lauren Shanesy, "Small Wonders: 9 Tiny Home Designs that Live Large."

"With the tiny home movement sweeping the nation, Builder rounds up some of the best tiny home designs that show how to make the most of small living spaces."

Emigration House receives Planning Commission approval by Steven Christensen

We are excited to receive Planning Commission approval for the Emigration House. This tricky site required required a very careful analysis in order to find a way for the design to respect zoning objectives and the neighbors (check out the site diagrams). We can't wait to break ground!

Azure Magazine features Liepaja Thermal Bath by Steven Christensen

Our design for the Liepaja Thermal Bath is featured on the cover of the July/August issue of AZURE Magazine (along with 3 other projects; we're happy to share!). Read the article about our project on page 80. 

"American architect Steven Christensen accepted the challenge of taking the dome form to unprecedented heights . . . The pièce de résistance is the third-floor outdoor pool suspended in a hemisphere with a glassed-in view of the surroundings. This antechamber embodies the entire plan's visionary audacity."

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Selfoss Prototype #2 on view at A+D Museum as part of the inaugural event at their new location by Steven Christensen

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Please join us this Saturday at the new home of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in the LA Arts District, where our second prototype of the Selfoss Table is on view as part of a silent auction benefiting the museum. A group of Los Angeles architects and artists were asked to submit works that reflect on the topic of Shelter. In response to the theme, our piece speculates on the scalability of the table's structural diagram, as the inclusion of a scale figure underneath transforms the project into a scale model for a monumental pavilion.