Stephen Phillips Architects

Copy of Publications


“Spacescraper,” (SPARCHS)

Evolo Skyscrapers, 2011

“Parametric Design: A Brief History,” 

ArcCA, March 2010

“Linden Street Apartments” (SPARCHS)

Small Firms Great Projects 2008/2009, AIA San Francisco, September 2008

“Spacescraper,” Evolo Skyscraper Competition (SPARCHS)

Skyscraper for the XXI Century, May 2008

“Art Shelves,” Longwell Residence (SPARCHS)

National AIA Small Projects eJournal, June 2005

“Art Exhibit,” Longwell Residence (SPARCHS)

Sunset Magazine, April 2005

“Urban Curtain Wall,” Singer Kapp Residence (TGH)

Sunset Magazine, October 2001

“Outside-In,” Singer Kapp Residence (TGH)

Home Magazine, September 2001

“Lick-Wilmerding School” (SMWM)

Architectural Record, October 1997

“On the Boards,” Lick-Wilmerding High School (SMWM)

Architecture, October 1995



“L.A. [Ten]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s-1990s

by Alan Michelson, In ARLIS/NA: Art Libraries Society of North America (July 2014)

“Review: Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990

by Gabrielle Esperdy, In Society of Architectural Historians (July 15, 2014)

“Adventurous Los Angeles,” 

by Michael Webb, In The Architect’s Newspaper (May 12, 2014)

“Phillips Interviews L.A. Architects” 

by Katherine Greenwood, In Princeton Alumni Weekly (March 28, 2014)

“There is Still Hope for Architecture Books,” 

by Aaron Betsky, In Architect: The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects (February 7, 2014)

“Book Launch: “ L.A. [Ten]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s to 1990s” Author in Conversation with Aaron Betsky, Sylvia Lavin.

by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg, In Archinect (February 6, 2014)

“Reflections on The Getty’s ‘Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A,”

by Joe Day, In The Los Angeles Review of Books (September 12, 2013)

“LA’s Alternative Realities,”

by Martin Filler, In The New York Review of Books (May 3, 2013)

“City of Dust,”

by David Gissen, In Artforum (Summer, 2013): 314-324

“Form Follows Fantasy,”

by David Cunningham, In Building Design (January 7, 2005)


Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture

Author Stephen Phillips (Cambridge: MIT Press, forthcoming Spring, 2017).

“Untitled Theories of Building Objects” 

in The Building by Stan Allen and Jose Araguez Escobar (Zurich, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publications, forthcoming 2017).

“Book Review: Adrian Forty Concrete and Culture: A Material History”

JSAH Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 71/3 (University of California Press, September 2014) 417-419.

L.A. [Ten]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture: 1970s to 1990s

Author/editor Stephen Phillips (Zurich, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publications, 2014)

“Architecture Industry: The L.A. Ten”

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990, edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher Alexander (Los Angeles: Getty Publications, April 2013)

“A Digital Romance and What’s Next”

in B+U Design Peak 12 (Seoul: Equal Books, 2012)

“The Form of Cultural Matters”

The Culture Now Project, edited by Thom Mayne and Karen Lohrmann (Los Angeles: Regents of the University of California, UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design, 2012)


in Evolo Skyscrapers, edited by Carlo Aiello (New York: Evolo Books, 2011).

“Parametric Design: A Brief History,”

ArcCA: The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, California Council, 10.1 (March 2010): 24-29.

“Toward a Research Practice: Frederick Kiesler’s Design Correlation Laboratory,” 

Grey Room 38 (MIT Press, Winter 2010): 90-120. (Winner, Bruno Zevi Prize, Special Mention, 2011). Research Practice Symposium: Proceedings, edited by Stephen Phillips (AeDPress, 2009).

Studio Ambition: Architecture Research Laboratory,

edited by Stephen Phillips (AeDPress, 2009).

New LA Schools: A Site of Massive Change

By Stephen Phillips, with photographs by Monica Nouwens; funded by the Graham Foundation, in process.

“Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler’s Research Practice—A Study of Continuity in the Age of Modern Production” 

(Ph.D. diss., Princeton University, 2008)

“Death of the Digital Office”

Elemente Magazine 11 (November 2008): 58-64

“The New Avant-garde in Dubai Radically Challenges East and West”

Brownbook Magazine 11 (October 2008): 111-121

“Big, Vast, Powerful, and Contemporary: Picturing Education in LA”

Thi3ty Fou4 Magazine 11 (October 2007): 160-165

“Autonomic Vision” 

Conference Proceedings, Architecture + Art: New Visions New Strategies, 2nd International Alvar Aalto Research Conference on Modern Architecture, Jyväskylä, Finland, August 2005

“Introjection and Projection: Frederick Kiesler and His Dream Machine” 

In Surrealism and Architecture, Edited by Thomas Mical, 140-155 (New York: Routledge Press, 2004)


In Cold War Hothouses, Edited by Beatriz Colomina, Ann Marie Brennan, and Jeannie Kim, 91-123 (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004)