"Living close to nature is the greatest luxury."
As the founding partner of Olson Kundig, Jim Olson has explored the aesthetic interplay of art, nature and architecture, and the relationship of light, space and mood for over forty years. Jim is the recipient of numerous honors including the Seattle AIA Medal of Honor and many national and international design awards. His work is published worldwide and is the focus of two monographs: Jim Olson Houses (The Monacelli Press, 2009) and Art + Architecture: The Ebsworth Collection and Residence (William Stout Publishers, 2006).
Though best known for his houses, particularly for art collectors, Olson also designs museums, religious spaces and commercial buildings. His current work includes the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, Foss Waterway Seaport and a 14-acre waterfront resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
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