The Steven Myron Holl Foundation launched its summer fellowship program this past July at the ‘T’ Space Gallery in Rhinebeck, New York. The 25-day intensive studio program offered a unique educational experience to five students of architecture and practicing architects in an exploration of space and light.

With a mission to push architecture toward “future alternatives of quality before quantity,” the program encouraged fellows to explore Rhinebeck’s local ecology and the Holl-designed Space T2 for inspirations for their designs of a 20-person seated chapel. The classes were instructed by Eirini Tsachrelia and Christoph Kumpusch with Tom Mayne, Michael Bell, Stan Allen, Steven Holl, and several others serving as critics. The program, entitled “Rural Compression,” ended on August 2, 2017, with a small graduation ceremony that took place in the Ex of In House (also designed by Holl) in Rhinebeck.

The Steven Myron Holl Foundation is a nonprofit initiative that supports projects in the arts and aspires to educate students on contemporary architecture, facilitate spaces of engagement with the natural landscape and design, and make an impact in the future of cities.

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