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Burke Museum Receives GRAY Awards Pacific Northwest Best of Show


We are deeply honored to share that The Burke Museum (led by principal/owner Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA) has received the GRAY Awards Pacific Northwest Best of Show Award! This new award for the GRAY program, introduced this year, recognizes a local project showcasing the creativity, innovation, sustainability and craftsmanship that characterizes Pacific Northwest design.

The Burke Museum is the oldest public museum in Washington State with a collection of over 16 million artifacts and specimens, ranging from totem poles and gemstones to dinosaur fossils. The design of the new building breaks down traditional museum barriers between public and “back-of-house” spaces, integrating collections and research labs with traditional galleries. The result is an experience that invites everyone – from curators to visitors, educators to students – to engage in the process of scientific and cultural discovery.

Thank you to the GRAY Awards panel of jurors, and to the incredible clients and teammates we had the opportunity to collaborate with on this project! Visit the GRAY Awards website to watch the announcement video and learn more about the honored projects.

The Burke Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA

Design Principal: Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA
Principal and Project Manager: Stephen Yamada-Heidner, AIA, LEED® AP
Project Architects: Edward Lalonde and Justin Helmbrecht, LEED® AP
Architectural Staff: Gavin Argo, Julia Khorsand and Olivier Landa, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
Gizmo Design: Phil Turner
General Contractor: Skanska
Laboratories: BergerABAM
Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Elevators: Lerch Bates
Civil and Structural Engineer: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Lighting Design: Niteo Lighting
Building Envelope: RDH
Electrical Engineer: Stantec
Mechanical Engineer: WSP
Gizmo Fabrication: Turner Exhibits
Specifications: Cite Specific
Museum Programmer: Walter Crimm Associates
Accessibility Consultant: Karen Braitmayer
Exhibit Design: Evidence Design