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Ming-Lee Yuan

Principal | AIA

Ming-Lee Yuan joined Olson Kundig in 2005 and was named Principal in 2020. She has more than 25 years of experience on a wide variety of projects including residential, cultural, hospitality, commercial, institutional, spiritual and educational.

No matter the type, Ming brings her collaborative, communicative management approach to all projects. On each assignment, Ming works to balance expressions of site and context with client vision, fostering an inclusive and collaborative design process. She especially enjoys working with clients throughout the early phases of design as the identity and character of a project begins to emerge.

Outside of her project work, Ming is active on the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s Committee on Homelessness and has contributed to educational exhibits for area architects and University of Washington professional practice students. Within the firm, Ming is a coordinator of the International Internship Program and internal staff mentorship program. She has also served as a design mentor for Sawhorse Revolution, a non-profit carpentry program for local youth that creates inspiring community projects.

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