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Three Olson Kundig Associates Promoted to Principal


Olson Kundig is proud to announce that three staff members – Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin, Ming-Lee Yuan and Steve Grim – have been promoted to Principal. This promotion recognizes their contributions to the firm’s diverse portfolio and design leadership across market sectors, as well as their impact on Olson Kundig’s internal initiatives and workplace culture.

Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, has worked across a broad range of regional and international project types, including private residential, cultural and mixed-use projects. She leads all aspects of design, production and management, often facilitating a high level of collaboration between designers, craftspeople, builders and technical consultants.

Ming-Lee Yuan, AIA, has experience working on a wide variety of projects including residential, cultural, hospitality, commercial, institutional, spiritual and educational. She is active with the AIA Seattle Committee on Homelessness and a coordinator of Olson Kundig’s International Internship Program and internal staff mentorship program.

Steve Grim, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, has worked across a range of project types, including single-family homes and commercial wineries and distilleries, from tropical Hawaii to the mountains of Wyoming. His design philosophy is informed by the function-driven ethos of both mid-century modern and traditional agrarian architecture, fostering an appreciation for architecture that centers making and craft.

Olson Kundig is extremely fortunate to have dynamic leaders like Elizabeth, Ming and Steve on our team and we’re thrilled to announce these promotions. As talented designers and detail‑oriented project managers, our newest Principals exemplify the firm’s holistic approach to architecture. Each works closely with clients, internal teams and external partners to craft architectural solutions that respond to the unique context and vision of each project. Their passion for collaboration has also created opportunities for mentorship and growth among emerging staff members that collectively advance our multi‑generational practice. Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Principal/Owner