We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our “SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge” competition – Phil Stien from United States!

Phil Stien from United States

Lionsberg, founded in 2018 in Los Angeles, CA, is a collection of companies, all with the common goal of ‘co-creating a better world’. Some of the companies in the Lionsberg fold are Lionsberg AEC, Matlock Design Build, and RockForce Construction. We collectively look to empower teams to work together and accomplish meaningful goals through collaboration, shared values, and transparent stewardship of resources. Lionsberg has an active charitable presence in several areas, including multiple locations in Africa. There are currently about 50 employees across all platforms, focusing on building project types, such as residential, commercial, worship, and large-scale infrastructure.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture is more than just the design of buildings. In a world where buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption, architecture needs to include a sustainability component and showcase new methods for minimizing ecological footprints. It also can be a means of facilitating interaction and innovation between people of all backgrounds.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions give me the opportunity to be my own client.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

I would advise potential participants to choose a competition for a project that can do ‘double duty’. For instance, select a competition where the design entry can also be used for personal or professional projects. Or a competition entry that piques a personal interest and can be hung up on your wall! Don’t make a submission based solely on potential prize money.

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