Kirsten R. Murray FAIA Principal / Owner

Her projects range from small to large, from home to the workplace and everything in between—she is an architect interested in exploring all facets of daily life.

Kirsten R. Murray is a principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig. For over two decades she has focused on a broad range of project types including mixed-use, private residential, adaptive reuse, workplace and urban design. Her work has been published in a variety of national and international media including The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, and Architectural Record.

Murray’s work has garnered national recognition for such projects as Outpost, Tye River Cabin, 1111 E. Pike and Art Stable, which received local, regional and national AIA Honor Awards. Her current projects include the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver, a new gallery addition to the Tacoma Art Museum, Paradise Road student housing at Smith College, a master plan and expansion of Heritage University as well as several urban mixed-use buildings in Seattle, Vancouver and Los Angeles.

In addition to her design work, Murray developed the firm’s international internship program. She also co-directed and curated the firm’s experimental work space, [storefront].

Murray serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery. Murray is a member of the AIA Trust and recently contributed a chapter on developing creative culture for the 2013 AIA Handbook of Professional Practice.

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