In Memory of Steven Shortridge, AIA, 1962-2014 


Steven Shortridge, AIA, whose career spanned more than twenty years as an influential and highly-recognized Los Angeles modernist architect, passed away on May 3, 2014 at the age of 52.

Steven received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, and held a Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T. He moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to work with celebrated modernist designer Franklin Israel, with whom he eventually partnered and collaborated on a number of noteworthy commercial and residential projects. After Israel’s death in 1996, the firm evolved into Callas Shortridge Architects in partnership with Barbara Callas until 2010, when Steven founded Shortridge Architects. Steven was a longtime member of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

His firm's collaborative process was to establish an intimate relationship between designer, client and craftsman, ensuring that each completed project succeeds in its functional purpose and positively impacts the lives of those who occupy its space. Steven's collaborations have produced over thirty residences, retail facilities, and offices in and around Southern California, as well as notable commissions in London and Tel Aviv. The studio's work has appeared in numerous books and magazines including Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, House & Garden and Los Angeles Times.

A private memorial service and interment will take place at Westwood Memorial Park on Friday, May 9.

Last updated: 08-May-2014 10:27 AM
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