The Burke Museum
© Aaron Leitz
Olson Kundig is a full-service design firm providing integrated architecture, exhibit design, interior design, urban design and landscape architecture for clients around the world. Now in its sixth decade of practice, the firm’s design approach is dedicated to expanding the context of built and natural landscapes.
Rooted in the Pacific Northwest, the firm’s work—commercial and mixed-use buildings, museums, cultural and civic centers, residences, and hospitality projects—extends worldwide. The firm is led by five owners—Jim Olson, FAIA; Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA; Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA; Alan Maskin; and Kevin Kudo-King, AIA, LEED® AP—who are supported by a staff of over 180 in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle. The firm also maintains a workspace in New York City. The in-house interiors studio, founded in 2000, provides a full range of services, including material selection, custom furniture design, and purchasing capabilities. The landscape design studio provides in-house design services dedicated to artfully integrating nature and the built environment.
In 2009, the American Institute of Architects recognized our firm with its National Architecture Firm Award, citing our hands-on project involvement; creation of inspiring buildings and places; deep commitment to share knowledge with students, interns, clients and community; and collaboration with artists and craftspeople.
Our owners have been honored with some of the nation’s highest design awards, including the AD 100 2014-2019, a National Design Award in Architecture Design from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an induction into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
The firm’s accolades also include American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum and national and regional design awards from the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association. For three years, the firm was named one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company.