Silvia Kuhle is a licensed architect and founding principal of Standard, an architecture and interior design firm that creates luminous environments for international clientele in retail, hospitality, residential and cultural sectors. With the relaxed refinement equally at home in urban New York and coastal California, Standard's distinct aesthetic and rigorous attention to detail produces spaces that reflect the identity and culture of their clients as they are - and aspire to be. Standard's work has been widely published, including in Architectural Digest, A+U, and Architectural Record.
Ms. Kuhle received her diploma in architecture from the Technische University in Darmstadt, Germany and her Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. Prior to starting Standard, Ms. Kuhle worked with Pritzker Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and Morphosis Architects as a Project Manager and Principal for more than ten years where she managed a broad range of award-winning educational, institutional, governmental, cultural and residential projects. In 2006, she led Morphosis competition-winning design for the Phare Tower in Paris, a 300 meter commercial office building that aims to set new benchmarks for sustainable design while providing an iconic landmark in the Parisian skyline. Ms. Kuhle led many of the firm's most celebrated projects, including the third phase of the Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank in Klagenfurt, Austria, the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters in Los Angeles and the New Academic Building for the Cooper Union in New York City.
Ms. Kuhle has taught design studios at UCLA, as well as lectured and juried reviews at SciArc, UCLA, USC and Cornell University. She is also on the Board of Directors for the A+D Architecture and Design Museum.