Tom Kundig FAIA Principal / Owner

"Only common things happen when common sense prevails." —Anonymous

Tom Kundig is a principal and owner of Seattle-based Olson Kundig. Over the past three decades, Kundig has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum to an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2014, Kundig was included in Architectural Digest’s AD100 and in 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame.

In addition to having received scores of design awards—including ten National Design Awards from the American institute of Architects—his work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including The New York Times, Architectural Record, Financial Times, Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal, as well as countless books, and was named to The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who influences and inspires the way we live, work and travel. Kundig’s current and past work can be found on five continents, including a World Heritage site in Dachstein, Austria.

Kundig is a frequent guest speaker at universities and conferences throughout the US and abroad. He has held numerous distinguished chairs and guest critic positions at the University of Southern California, Syracuse University, and Harvard University among others, and served as the John G. Williams distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

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