Ralph Spencer Steenblik

Ralph Spencer Steenblik

Greater New York City



Ralph S. Steenblik has lectured, published, and exhibited his work around the world. Most recently he spoke at SAINT's 2016 Design Conference, a UNESCO sponsored symposium on Anticipation held in Trento, Italy, co-organized and presented at Sculpting the Architectural Mind, a symposium held at Pratt Institute in the spring of 2015.

He has taught at Pratt Institute and has been invited to sit on architectural juries at Wesleyan University, NJIT, Pratt, and Idaho State University. He founded his interdisciplinary project, phi architecture (formerly Conceptual Design Group LLC) , in 2004, and has made significant contributions at multiple renowned architecture offices, including Asymptote Architecture and Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. He holds a masters from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture).

Steenblik acts from the philosophy that interdisciplinary collaborations infuse spaces with nuanced solutions, and is interested in creating urban complexity and intricacy on the macro scale and inspiring, interactive spaces on the micro scale. Incorporating advanced digital tools and sustainability offers new opportunities to this ongoing project. 


Feb 2015 - current

phi architecture, Greater New York Area, Designer

Jan 2004 - current

Asymptote Architecture, New York City, __

Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Jan 2010 - Jun 2011

CannonDesign | OWP/P, Phoenix, AZ, US, Design Associate

Apr 2007 - Jan 2009

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Intern

May 2008 - Sep 2008

DMJM Design | AECOM, Phoenix, AZ, US, Intern

Jan 2005 - Aug 2005


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Sep 2012
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Design

Aug 2005 - May 2009

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