Discipline: Architecture

Tom Kundig

Discipline: Architecture
Region: Seattle, WA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2006

Tom Kundig is an owner and design principal of Olson Kundig. He has received some of the world’s highest design honors, including a National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an election to the National Academy as an academician in Architecture, the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington. Kundig’s work has also appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide and on the covers of The New York Times Magazine, ARCHITECT, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, and The Plan. He regularly lectures and serves on design juries around the world and is named in The Wallpaper 150 as a key individual who has influenced, inspired, and improved the way we live, work, and travel.

Portrait by Richard Darbonne for Snap Magazine


Irving Fine

Tom Kundig worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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