Project Team

The Project Team


About Jim Olson and Olson Kundig

Jim Olson, FAIA, founding principal of Seattle-based Olson Kundig, designed the new museum; Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, a principal and owner of Olson Kundig, served as the managing principal of the project. Hugh Grant, Founding Director & Curator, states, “In addition to museums and other facilities, Olson Kundig is known for designing many extraordinary residences displaying major art collections. Because Kirkland Museum is displayed salon style with the feeling of being in a home, their design sensibility is a good fit.” Olson Kundig’s museum projects include the Lightcatcher at the Whatcom Museum (Bellingham, Washington), Tacoma Art Museum’s Haub Wing and the redesign of Tacoma Art Museum’s plaza and entry sequence (Tacoma, Washington).