Visionary Series: Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, RIBA
Learn about the visionary Parliament Building project in Abu Dhabi and other current projects by Ehrlich Architects, while Design Principal Steven Ehrlich illustrates how the ancient wisdom of vernacular architecture informs a more sustainable future.
From the ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER 01.27.2011:
"Ehrlich Architects, a 32-person firm based in Culver City, has won the competition to design a new parliament complex for the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, beating out major international firms Foster & Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Massimiliano Fuksas Architects. It's the most remarkable upset victory for a Los Angeles architect since then-upstart Frank Gehry in 1987 triumphed over three Pritzker Prize laureates in the contest for the Walt Disney Concert Hall. At a time when California offices are especially hard-hit, this victory of David over Goliath is a morale booster for every struggling firm."
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In more than 30 years of practicing architecture with his Los Angeles-based firm, Steven Ehrlich has evolved a signature global design philosophy called Multicultural Modernism, which seeks to create sustainable buildings that are infused with cultural meaning and rooted in the specificities of site, while embracing new technologies with environmental sensitivity.
As Design Principal of the firm, Ehrlich Architects has won eight National AIA Design Awards and was named 2003 Firm of the Year by the AIA California Council. Steven was also named the 14th Maybeck Award recipient this year by
the AIACC for an outstanding body of design work.
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