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Crystal Coleman

Associate | LEED AP

Associate Crystal Coleman joined Olson Kundig in 2003, bringing a deep interest and expertise in craft. An architect and artist, Crystal works in both ceramics and textiles. Crystal’s maker background informs her approach to design, which centers on close attention to individual design elements balanced with careful consideration of the holistic composition.

A generalist architect with more than 30 years of experience, Crystal works across a range of project types, from large-scale community developments to cultural, residential and institutional work, and also designed her own concrete home in Seattle. She is most drawn to projects that hold an opportunity for great design potential, whether through individual moments of experimentation or larger-scale opportunities for public engagement. Ultimately, Crystal enjoys partnering with teams to create highly crafted environments that remain meaningful to their users over time. She has applied this approach to some of the firm’s most celebrated cultural projects, including the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art in Denver and Seattle’s iconic Space Needle, which have been honored with design awards and profiled widely in publications like Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

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