Ralph Spencer Steenblik

Ralph Spencer Steenblik

Greater New York City



Ralph Spencer Steenblik has lectured, published, exhibited, and curated globally. Recently his work has been exhibited in art exhibitions in London, Berlin, and Barcelona. He'll speak at CAADRIA 2019 in Wellington, NZ about moving past BIM, and has spoken at the MIT ACADIA conference; and at a multi-session symposium at Yonsei University in Seoul Korea (2018). His work was published in "Project Anticipation" 2016, a UNESCO sponsored symposium on Anticipation held in Trento, Italy, and he spoke at AIANY Design Conference. He has showcased his work at Galeria Zero, Design Santa Fe at Site Santa Fe’s Design Lab, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut, and many others.

A professor at Kean University's School of Public Architecture, he has taught at Pratt Institute, NJIT, CUNY, and has sat as critique on juries at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, FIT, Parsons, Wesleyan University, Pratt, Kean University, NJIT, NYIT, University of Hartford, and ISU, ID. He founded his interdisciplinary project, phi architecture f, in 2004. His influence has been felt at design offices such as Asymptote and is a founding member of an innovation platform at Pelli Clarke Pelli. Some projects of note include The Hudson Yards Masterplan, The Ping An International Finance Centre (second tallest building in China), The Beinecke Library renovation at Yale University, Arizona State University Business School in Tempe, USA, and renovations at the World Financial Center, New York. 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 macroscale and inspiring, interactive spaces on the micro scale. Incorporating advanced digital tools and sustainability offers new opportunities to this ongoing project.


Kean University Michael Graves Collage, School of Public Architecture, Wenzhou, CN, Professor of Architecture

Jan 2019 - current

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Intern

May 2008 - current
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017

Asymptote Architecture, New York City, __

Jun 2013 - Jun 2014

phi architecture, Greater New York Area, Designer

Jan 2004 - Jun 2014

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

Jan 2010 - Sep 2011

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

Apr 2007 - Aug 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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