Steven & Cathi House


For over 35 years Steven and Cathi House of House +House Architects have crafted intimate, personal architecture, producing a diverse body of work reflecting their passion for site specific, well choreographed buildings throughout California, Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Japan and the Caribbean.

Having received more than 50 design awards, their work has been featured in numerous national and international publications including two monographs, “House + House Architects: Choreographing Space” and “Houses in the Sun: light movement embrace”. They have lectured throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and Italy, and have traveled extensively across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America documenting vernacular architecture.

Their extensive studies and photographs of vernacular architecture have been published in two books. “Mediterranean Villages: An Architectural Journey”, celebrates their investigations throughout the Mediterranean – the hilltowns of central Italy, the Aegean Islands of Greece, the Dalmatian coast, and the Andalusian region of southern Spain. Their most recent book, “Villages of West Africa: an intimate journey across time”, documents the vernacular architecture, people, land, villages, artisans, textiles and cultures of seven countries in West Africa.

They have both served on Virginia Tech’s Architecture Advisory Council and, based on their firm belief in travel as an important way to learn, they created CASA – The Center for Architecture, Sustainability + Art – a study abroad program based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.