Tom Kundig is one of the most recognized architects in North America. He has received some of the nation’s highest design awards, including a National Design Award in Architecture Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a total of 37 American Institute of Architects awards. In 2011, he was included in The Wallpaper* 150, Wallpaper* Magazine’s list of the 150 people who have most influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel over the last 15 years. In 2012, his project, The Pierre, was named Best of Competition by the International Interior Design Association’s Interior Design Awards. In 2011, Princeton Architectural Press released Tom Kundig: Houses 2, the follow up to the 2006 book, Tom Kundig Houses, one of the Press’s bestselling architecture books of all time.
Olson Kundig Architects is an architecture firm led by four owners: Jim Olson, Tom Kundig, Kirsten R. Murray and Alan Maskin. The 95-person office specializes in a range of projects both nationally and internationally, including new and renovated residences, particularly for art collectors; mixed-use buildings; academic and civic projects; museums and exhibit design; cultural centers; places of worship; urban design; and interior design. The firm was the recipient of the 2009 Architecture Firm Award, awarded by the American Institute of Architects.