Profile: Tom Kundig

Tom Kundig


Tom Kundig, FAIA, Owner, Olson Kundig Architects

Tom Kundig is one of the most recognized architects in North America. He has received some of the nation’s highest design awards—a National Design Award in Architecture Design from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which recognizes creative individuals whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction—in addition to four National AIA Honor Awards and seven National AIA Housing Award.

To date, Kundig has been awarded a total of forty-four AIA awards, and eighty-seven awards total. Olson Kundig Architects received the 2009 National AIA Architecture Firm Award (as Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects) and has twice been named one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company. Kundig was inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2012. Additionally, the Tom Kundig Collection has won a 2012 Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine.

Kundig’s work encompasses residential, commercial and institutional and is located around the world. His signature detailing and raw, kinetic constructions explore new forms of engagement with site and landscape which he frames in the workings of unique, building-size machines.

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