Director of Public Relations & Communications
“I am continually inspired by the creativity of my colleagues and the work the firm produces. Exploring ways to share their stories – and those of our incredible clients – across a myriad of communications channels is tremendously rewarding.”
Ciara Cronin was named Director of Public Relations and Communications at Olson Kundig in 2020 and works closely with firm leadership to craft and implement strategic communications initiatives. In this role, Ciara translates and develops narratives for both internal and external audiences, expanding recognition and understanding of the firm and its work.
Prior to joining Olson Kundig in 2016, Ciara worked with established global design brands on a wide range of marketing and communications efforts, spanning public relations, branding, advertising, events, launch campaigns, product placement and digital communications including website, newsletters and social media. This strong foundation allows Ciara to creatively showcase Olson Kundig’s work through visual and narrative storytelling across a variety of platforms. She also guides internal communications efforts and collaborates with the Olson Kundig leadership group to support professional development and strengthen industry connections.
A global thinker, Ciara was born and raised in Ireland and also lived in Germany, London and New York before relocating to Washington State. One of the main reasons she was drawn to the Pacific Northwest was her love of nature and the endless opportunities for exploration and adventure the region offers. Outside of her work, Ciara is passionate about animal rescue and advocacy, and volunteers with local shelters and nationally with Best Friends Animal Society. She is active with her alma mater, Dublin City University, through its Structured Mentorship Program, Alumni Council, and Women’s Impact Network. Ciara is also a member of Madame Architect’s National Council and Chief, the women’s executive leadership network.