Stephen H. Kanner

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26th street low-income housing, santa monica, calif.

After scrutinizing 26th Street, a judge offered the highest praise an architect of low-income housing could hope to hear: “It's one of the best projects we've seen, period, and the fact that it's affordable is amazing.” More

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on the boards / green in accra

California-based Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA, has expanded his practice to another West coast—the one in Africa. Accra, the capital of Ghana, has captured both his attention and his creative passion. More

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modern speakeasy, lawrence, kan.

Dan Rockhill may be the only architect in the country who's designed a home restaurant. The zoning-be-damned outbuilding he fashioned for a Lawrence, Kan., chef serves as the dining room of a not-quite-legal establishment run by the owner and his wife. More

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overton retreat pavilion, mcminnville, tenn.

Chip Webster couldn’t stifle his inner geek. More

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canyon view office/guesthouse, los angeles

Few people enjoy sitting in traffic, especially in smog-ridden Los Angeles, yet many people like perching in a tree house. Stephen Kanner, FAIA, relieved this homeowner’s frustrating commute by designing a home office inspired by a neighboring tree house. More

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smooth moves

Kanner Architects: Green glass mosaic tiles from Ann Sacks' Beaulieu collection. More

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on site and in mind

Construction observation, also known as contract administration, is a phase of architecture that's clearly spelled out in AIA contracts. And yet it's a minefield, fraught with missteps by architects, interference from contractors, and nuances clients often fail to understand. More

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bentley-massachusetts apartments, los angeles

The jury dubbed this apartment building “dynamic and elegant.” For architect Stephen Kanner, FAIA, the challenge was to enliven and liberate the typical hermitically-sealed multifamily box. More

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skybridge, chicago

Most architects would play it safe when venturing into the for-sale housing market for the first time. Not Perkins+Will. More

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feinstein residence, malibu, calif.

The dramatic Feinstein residence crests on a slim band of mountainside land that tapers gradually into the ocean. Built for a bachelor dentist, it's transparent, hygienic, contemporary, and fire-resistant. More

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