Olson Kundig Architects
2012 AIA Seattle Honor Award
Photo Credit: Dwight Eschliman, Benjamin Benschneider
Jim Sanders FAIA (BArch UW 1963 [AIA Student Gold Medal], MArch Columbia 1964) received an early award for his design of the Arts & Architecture Exhibits Pavilion at the University of Washington while a UW student. After graduation he worked with Jerome Menell/Charles Eames, New York; and proceeded to work with NBBJ as a Project Designer 1965-68; in his own firm (1968-76) during a period when he also held appointment at the University of Washington Department of Architecture; and 1976-1985 as Project Director/Designer with TRA Architecture Engineering Planning Interiors, Ltd. He worked with GGLO in Seattle before establishing his own practice.
Jim's projects include the full gamut of types -- residential work, the Pike Street Hill Climb, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, and airports in the US and around the world. His design and teaching have had a special focus on architectural imagery, circulation, and the personal characteristics of public use space.
Jim served as AIA Seattle President in 1994, overseeing an extensive observance of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of AIA in Seattle and Washington.
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