UCLA

STEVEN CHRISTENSEN

Lecturer

PROFILE

Steven Christensen is an architect and Lecturer at UCLA. Before joining UCLA in 2012, he taught graduate courses in design, drawing, construction and urbanism at the University of Michigan. Christensen holds a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard GSD and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Utah, and his teaching and research draw from his experience in both disciplines. His work is focused on the relationship between form and perception, with an interest in the act of perceiving itself as well as the manner in which our perceptions are conditioned by culture and media. 

Christensen is the principal of Steven Christensen Architecture, an emerging practice based in Santa Monica. Before launching his independent practice, Christensen worked in the offices of Preston Scott Cohen, Gensler, and CORE. His office has received several local and international awards and honors, and in 2016 it was the receipient of the Architect's Newspaper's Young Architects Award. The firm's built work ranges in scale from a 64 square foot installation at the A+D Museum to the 36,000 square foot headquarters of a software startup. The work of the practice has been exhibited internationally, and has been featured in publications including Architect, The Architect's Newspaper, FRAME, AZURE, Contract, FORM, and a recent book entitled New American Architecture

 

EDUCATION

M.Arch., Harvard
B.A., University of Utah

STUDIO

Steven Christensen Architecture

AWARDS

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