the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. Steven Ehrlich, FAIA Wins 2011 Maybeck Award

Steven Ehrlich, FAIA Wins 2011 Maybeck Award

Steven Ehrlich, FAIA Wins 2011 Maybeck Award
© Bill Timmerman
© Bill Timmerman

From residences to public and institutional architecture, Steven Ehrlich, FAIA has produced a range of distinctive buildings that have earned him recognition among colleagues and the AIA California Council, which has awarded him with the 2011 Maybeck Award. According to AIACC this award honors “outstanding achievement in architectural design as expressed in a body of work produced by an individual architect over an extended career”. The honor of Maybeck Award is not granted annually. The last recipient was in 2007. It is distinctive from the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Firm Award, recognizing the individual’s contribution to the practice of Architecture. It was established in 1992, and Steven Ehrlich, principal and founder of Ehrlich Architecture located in Culver City, California, is the 14th recipient of this award.

Follow us after the break for more on the award and Steven Ehrlich.

Ehrlich describes his design philosophy as Multicultural Modernism; this has evolved from his belief that site and context, local culture and all of its specificity are the stimuli to which architecture must respond.  He has had an international career, which has likely influenced his sensitivity to variances in culture.  He taught for six years in Africa as part a Peace Corps architect in Morocco and professor in Nigeria.  Ehrlich Architects has also been awarded eight National AIA Design Awards and was named 2003 Firm of the Year by the AIACC, under Ehrlich’s leadership.

© Ehrlich Architects
© Ehrlich Architects

In 2011, Ehrlich’s Houses, a collection of residences designed by Steven Ehrlich, was published in this collection with an in-depth look at individual projects with photos and descriptions for each. Here on ArchDaily, we have also recognized some of his stunning work, including the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism building as well as the School of Earth and Space Exploration. The firm also won the international Design Competition for Abu Dhabi’s Federal National Council Parliament complex for the UAE.

© Erhard Pfeiffer
© Erhard Pfeiffer

Be sure to check out more work from Ehrlich Architects via ArchDaily.

© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

View the complete gallery

About this author
Irina Vinnitskaya

See more:

Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "Steven Ehrlich, FAIA Wins 2011 Maybeck Award" 19 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.