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Olson-Kundig architects lead student workshop

November 7, 2012   |  

Architects Kristen R. Murray, AIA and Steven Rainville, AIA of Olson-Kundig Architects in Seattle led a design workshop for UK students and students visiting from Ball State University. Olson-Kundig Architects was a keynote speaker at the 2012 AIA Kentucky/AIA Indiana Convention held in Lexington, KY. The workshop was organized by UK/CoD professor Martin Summers.

Olson-Kundig Architects has recently been selected to design the new Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. Based on this commission, Murray and Rainville led students in an exercise in design brainstorming. Students selected one contextual issue and paired it with a technical issue, then sketched out ideas with those constraints in mind.
 
Olson-Kundig was recognized by the American Institute of Architects in 2009 with the National Architecture Firm Award. The AIA cited their creation of inspiring buildings and places, collaborations with artists and craftspeople, and their commitment to sharing knowledge with students, clients, and the community.
 
The American Institute of Architects recognized the firm with its 2009 National Architecture Firm Award, citing our hands-on project involvement, creation of inspiring buildings and places, intense collaborations with artists and craftspeople, and deep commitment to sharing knowledge with students, interns, clients, and community.