Friedrich St.Florian received a Masters Degree in Architecture from the Technische Universadad in Graz, Austria and a master of Science Degree in Architecture from Columbia University in New York. Friedrich St.Florian has been a licensed architect in the United States since 1974. He is the founding principal of Friedrich St.Florian Architects, headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.
His early career is distinguished by landmark theoretical work followed by critically acclaimed residences in Southern New England. The World War II Memorial in Washington, DC is the firms most visible work to date. He has won numerous awards for his architectural achievements. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. His drawings are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris. In 2006 Brown University bestowed upon him the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa.
At RISD, Friedrich St.Florian served as Dean of Architecture for eight years and Chief Critic of the European Honors Program in Rome for four years.