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Tom Kundig Architect : Architecture

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Tom Kundig Architect – Major Buildings

Award Information
May 13, 2008

Chicken Point cabin design by Tom Kundig Architect:
Chicken Point cabin design by Tom Kundig Architect
picture : Benjamin Benschneider

Tom Kundig Wins The Smithsonian’s Cooper-hewitt National Design Museum Architecture Award For 2008

Studio house design:
studio house design by Tom Kundig Architect
picture : Benjamin Benschneider

the brain building
photograph : Marco Prozzo

Who: Architect Tom Kundig, FAIA, and a partner in the Seattle-based firm Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen. Tom is widely recognized for his poetic, elemental and intuitive designs. His projects revere the beauty of the American West. Tom Kundig uses art, craft, and materials to connect us with the landscape, and he creates serene places for contemplation and repose.

What: Recipient of the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Architecture Award for 2008.

pool house design by Tom Kundig Architect artists studio design by Tom Kundig Architect
picture : Benjamin Benschneider

When: The winners of the 2008 National Design Awards will be honored at a gala dinner October 23 at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum as part of the third annual National Design Week (Oct 19 – 25).

photograph : Jan Cox

The chair of the October 23 gala is Richard Meier, and the vice chairs are Beth Comstock and Chris Travers, Simon Doonan, John Kamen, Ambra Medda and Craig Robins, Madeleine Rudin Johnson and W. Bruce Johnson, Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer.

mission hill winer
photo : Paul Warchol

Where: The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum is located at 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128.

About Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational programs, exhibitions and publications.

hot rod house design by Tom Kundig Architect Tom Kundig Architect USA
photo : Tim Bies / Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

Founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt—granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper—as part of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the museum has been a branch of the Smithsonian since 1967.

Awards / Book information from Susan Grant Lewin Associates:


Tom Kundig wins two AIA Institute Housing Awards for 2007

Tom Kundig to do book signing of new monograph “Tom Kundig: Houses” during ICFF on Sunday May 20th

image of Delta Shelter, Mazama Washington:
Delta Shelter Washington design by Tom Kundig Architect

SEATTLE – The American Academy of Arts and Letters, recognized for honoring the most noted artists, architects, and writers in the U.S., has awarded Tom Kundig, principal of the Seattle-based architecture firm, Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, one of its three Academy Awards in Architecture for 2007. The awards, chosen each year by a prestigious jury of architects, recognize an American architect whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction.

An awards ceremony will take place at The Academy of Arts & Letters in New York City on May 16th, 2007. In addition, the AIA recently awarded Tom Kundig two AIA Institute Housing Awards for 2007 for his Delta Shelter in Mazama, Washington and Tye River Cabin in Skykomish, Washington.

Founded in 1898 to “foster, assist, and sustain an interest in literature, music, and the fine arts,” the Academy has since bestowed its prestigious Award in Architecture to the profession’s most distinguished practitioners. Tom Kundig joins the ranks of some of the 20th century’s most acclaimed architects, including jury members Henry N. Cobb, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Hugh Hardy, Steven Holl, Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli, and James Stewart Polshek.

“To be recognized by this particular Jury alongside three fellow architects whom I’ve always deeply admired for their individual spirit and exploration is truly an honor,” said Tom Kundig.

image of Delta Shelter, Mazama Washington:
Delta Shelter

With respect for the environment, Tom Kundig projects consistently reveal his reverence for materials, while combining art, craft and the experience of built space. Creating some of the most inventive structures today, buildings by Tom uniquely meld industrial sensibilities and materials such as steel and concrete with an intuitive understanding of scale. A telling example is the highly-lauded Delta Shelter, a 1,000 square-foot weekend cabin, a steel box on stilts featuring characteristic gizmos by Tom Kundig, that can be completely shuttered when the owner is away.

Delta Shelter is one of five projects revealed in depth in the award-winning architect’s first monograph, Tom Kundig : Houses, published by Princeton Architectural Press earlier this year. From early conceptual sketches by Tom to photographs of the completed residences, the book gives insight into the highly creative process that goes into Tom Kundig’s personal language of “making”. Tom Kundig will do a book signing at Potterton Books’ booth at ICFF on May 20th, from 1-2 pm.

Tom Kundig : Houses – Book information from Susan Grant Lewin Associates 140407

Tom Kundig : American architect

Location: 159 South Jackson St., Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98104, USA

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Reopening of the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St
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Seattle Asian Art Museum Building design by LMN Architects
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Seattle Asian Art Museum Building Reopening
Reopening on February 8, 2020. Harmonizing with the 1933 Bebb and Gould designed Art Deco building, the renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum is concurrently composed to integrate into the Olmsted designed landscape of Volunteer Park.

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