Principal, Studio Seilern Architects
Christina Seilern established London-based creative practice Studio Seilern Architects in 2006. Applying her unique style across a range of building typologies, geographies and scales she re-engages in an approach that carefully addresses each project from an in-depth consideration of the detail to the overall massing strategy. She tackles a range of projects from large scale city masterplans, down to the more intricate scale of furniture and light fitting design.
Christina is often inspired by her journeys, 'The fact that I am not rooted in one place or culture makes it easy to immerse myself into different environments and react in a specific and personal way'. This approach enables Christina to adopt a true insight in enabling some of the most complex of projects in both the emerging and developed markets.
Prior to establishing Studio Seilern Architects, Christina Seilern was the founding director of Rafael Viñoly Architects (RVA) European office in London where she led many high-profile projects including 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie Talkie), The Curve Theatre in Leicester and The Institute of Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. SSA was established with the intent of continuing the strong design ethos developed during Christina’s time at RVA. Her diverse portfolio includes RIBA-shortlisted Ansdell Street in Kensington, a world-class concert hall in the swiss alpine village of Andermatt, award-winning Wellington College Performing Arts Centre in Berkshire, multi award-winning Gota Dam Residence in East Africa and Boksto 6 masterplan – a UNESCO heritage site in Vilnius, Lithuania
Christina is a frequent panellist and guest speaker both in the UK and abroad and is also a regular juror for the AR MIPIM Awards, World Architecture Festival and PAD London.