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John Riordan

Principal | AIA, LEED AP

Principal John Riordan has been with Olson Kundig for over eight years. He has more than 23 years of experience across a broad range of project types, including private residences, hospitality, cultural, commercial and mixed-use projects.

At Olson Kundig, John frequently works with international technology companies to design high-tech workplaces, and draws on his generalist background to incorporate meaningful elements of other typologies into these assignments. John enjoys working closely with clients as part of a collaborative, back and forth process of design. His ability to balance program, design and client vision results in functional, hard-working spaces that reflect the unique culture and values of each organization.

John has collaborated on the design of several award-winning projects and his work has been featured in a variety of national publications including Town & Country, The New York Times, T Magazine and Architectural Record. John is the co-author of The Good Office: Green Design on the Cutting Edge, a survey of sustainable workplace projects, and the author of two books on restaurant design, Boutique Restaurants and Restaurants by Design.

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