Olson Kundig is a Seattle-based design practice founded on the ideas that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. Led by five owners, the firm’s work can be found across the globe, with projects as wide ranging as huts to high rises, homes—often for art collectors—to academic, cultural and civic projects, museums and exhibition design, places of worship, creative production, urban design and interior design.
Washington D.C. friends — join us and #Welcometothe5thFacade, AND special guest ’s doing live readings from the work at the , TONIGHT from 6:30-8:00pm, for the announcement of the 2017 Fairy Tales Competition winners. there will also be an illuminating interview with and , story-crafting collaborators on last year’s winning fiction/film/graphic novel
our team of high school students Ryan, Jack, Jobi, Daniel, and Rachael assembling their massing model for a new Innovation Center in Seattle — this year, 7 Olson Kundig staff volunteers lend architectural guidance to this group in the ACE Mentor Program: a multi-disciplinary team-based approach to exposing students to design and engineering practice
since 1986, our friend (and OK guest speaker) Jan Johnson has been stewarding the upkeep and protection of the 105-year-old Panama Hotel in Seattle's Nihonmachi district — today, in honor of Fred Korematsu Day, we salute her resolve to safeguard the hundreds of belongings left at the hotel by Japanese-Americans being sent to internment camps in 1942, and to preserve a sense of love and welcoming in architecture
iron acrobatics on display today — clicked steel together with incredible speed as the Tom Kundig- & Kirsten Murray-designed begins to emerge from its low-level context in South Lake Union
located on the eighth floor of Seattle’s Pacific Building, ’s new headquarters designed by features an outdoor terrace, open seating and reallocated space for private meetings (image by )
some of us had asked how had created his iconic section perspective drawings of the , now hanging in our office — Alan responded by hosting a workshop to learn those graphite rendering techniques using semi-toxic methods to marvelous effect
staking out the ghostly silhouette of a new residence by Tom Kundig and on an incredible foggy coastal site near Big Sur
bright saturday morning at ’s place
from today’s big milestone: the structural steel topping-out ceremony at our #theNewBurke project at — congrats to the entire crew for making it this far (image by Sven Haakanson)
a room for tennis at Jim’s project in Puerto Los Cabos
our second #ok_fellowship recipient Megan Zimmerman took 8 days away from Olson Kundig to enroll in a chair-making class at Rowden Atelier, a world renowned woodworking school outside Exeter, England — Megan plans to use her newly acquired skills on a new chair design which incorporates the geometry found in religious art
has been making his mark all over our interior urbanism project in Daegu (among other locales around South Korea) — left to his own devices, his collaboration with and our construction team at Shinsegae has been completely intuitive, with the result being a lot of beautiful work in unexpected places — be sure to check out his feed for more
a new house in Kauai taking shape using a completely dialed-in kit of parts from timber fabrication specialists .ca — Olson Kundig design team is Tom Kundig, , and
join us TONIGHT for our 6th annual Bob’s Brown Ale fundraiser and beer social in conjunction with our friends from — this very fun event raises money for the Ronald McDonald House of Western Washington & Alaska whose mission is to support seriously ill children and their families. There will be a silent auction including OK-staff-produced art and design items(!), a raffle, small bites and of course beer. Admission is free but we encourage donations.
It also conveniently falls on a First Thursday so there’s lots to do in Pioneer Square afterward. hope to see you all there.
5:30pm to 7:30pm tonight, December 1
at Olson Kundig, 159 S Jackson Street, 6th Floor, Seattle WA
huge thank you to #AD100 list (read more at the link in our bio) — pictured, Jim Olson’s Cabin at Longbranch and for including in the new 2017
we're excited to announce we've launched an OK Video section on our website (link in bio) — this will be a the new home for our growing number of film-based project featurettes, architectural storytelling vignettes, process-oriented shorts, design related interviews, and our twice monthly Speaker Series recordings... check it out and do stayed tuned for more
an elemental experience in the spa at Jim Olson’s — our in-house interior design team was Debbie Kennedy, Charlie Hellstern, and Cristina Acevedo
we’re always looking for talented collaborators to join our studio in Seattle, and a few new positions are listed on our website — of particular note, we are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and technologically curious candidate for the role of BIM manager: someone to complement our project teams with innovative and strategic building information modeling prowess and leading-edge software technique
if you or someone you know might be right for one of our openings please tag a friend and inquire at email@example.com
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