Tom Kundig Honored with University of Washington Distinguished Alumni Award
We are pleased to announce that Olson Kundig Principal/Owner Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, has been selected for a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington Department of Architecture. The Distinguished Alumni Award honors an alumnus whose career achievements in architecture and the broader community have made a significant contribution to the built environment of the Puget Sound region and beyond. The 2019 awards will be presented on April 6 at UW’s Alumni Awards Event.
I am deeply honored to receive this distinction from the University of Washington Department of Architecture. UW is where I started my architectural career, and while my work continues to take me to new places around the world, Seattle will always be home. I am grateful to receive this award from such an important institution in our region.Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA
Kundig received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design as well as his Master of Architecture degree from UW. Over the past three decades, he has received some of the world’s highest design honors, including a National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and an election to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture. In 2018, Kundig received the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor, the highest honor that AIA Seattle can confer on one of its own members.
For more information about the UW Distinguished Alumni Awards, please visit http://arch.be.washington.edu/news/alumni-awards/.