Steven Christensen Architecture
Steven Christensen Architecture is an award-winning design practice based in Santa Monica, California. The firm's built work ranges in scale from a 64 square foot museum installation to the 36,000 square foot headquarters of a software startup. The firm was recently honored with the 2016 Young Architects’ Award from the Architect’s Newspaper, a recognition given to one emerging firm per year nationwide.
Steven Christensen AIA, LEED AP is a registered architect and a member of the faculty in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, where he has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios since 2012. He received his Master in Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and he has been an invited critic at several institutions including Harvard, USC, Michigan and Cambridge. The firm’s work has been published internationally in several exhibitions, most recently in the 2014 and 2015 Emerging Professionals Exhibitions at the national headquarters of the American Institute of Architects in Washington DC, a 2014 exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum, as a Special Exhibit in the 2015 LA Art Show, and in a forthcoming exhibition entitled New Los Angeles Architecture in Athens and Berlin.
Prior to launching his independent practice, Christensen was a designer at Gensler in San Francisco, California, CORE in Washington, DC, and with Preston Scott Cohen in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he was a member of the design team for the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.