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Burke Museum Wins FX International Interior Design Award


We are very excited to share that The Burke Museum (led by principal/owner Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA) was recognized as the top project in the Museums and Exhibition Spaces category by the FX International Interior Design Awards. Organized by FX Magazine, this annual awards program recognizes excellence in international interior design and product design. Two other Olson Kundig projects, ANOHA—The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin and The Century Project at the Space Needle (both led by principal/owner Alan Maskin), were also recognized as finalists in this category.

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.

We are honored to have our work recognized by this program, and thankful to the incredible client group and project partners we had the opportunity to work with on The Burke Museum. Visit the FX International Interior Design awards website to watch the announcement 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