Christina Seilern

Director - Studio Seilern

Christina Seilern


Columbia University and MIT alumna, Christina Seilern was one of the founding directors of Rafael Vinoly Architects’ London office and responsible for their award-winning European portfolio for over ten years.  Projects of note during this period include: Leicester’s Curve theatre, Colchester’s Firstsite Contemporary Arts, as well as the newest addition to the London skyline: the 'Walkie-Talkie' of 20 Fenchurch Street. 

During her tenure, the office grew to a staff of over fifty architects, before setting up her own studio in 2005.

The Studio applies its unique style across a range of building typologies, geographies and scale; from private residential projects to vast international masterplans.

Seilern’s growing portfolio in Africa has been recognised for its ground breaking work; including the multi award winning for Gota Dam Residence in collaboration with Sforza Architects.

Seilern is often inspired by her journeys, ‘The fact that I am not rooted in one place or culture makes it easy to immerse myself into different environments and react in a specific and personal way.’

It is also this approach that enables complex of projects, in both emerging and developed markets, to become possible.

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