I Am AIA:
Kirsten Murray FAIAExpand
Kirsten Murray is an owner and principal of Olson Kundig, where she has practiced since 1989. In her work on urban design, adaptive re-use, cultural, mixed-use and residential projects, Kirsten is known for creating buildings and spaces that strengthen and enrich communities. In addition to her project leadership, Kirsten has pioneered many of the firm’s core cultural practices including Olson Kundig’s international internship program, integrated studio organization, community engagement programs, as well as co-directing [storefront], an experimental design space where the firm hosted a series of community-based projects.
Why did you join AIA Seattle?
I joined AIA Seattle to engage in a larger dialogue around design and take part in conversations that I might not be exposed to in my own firm practice.
What project are you working on now?
- Simon Fraser University Mixed-Use, Burnaby, BC
- Knack Collective co-working space, Seattle, WA
- Plains Art Museum master planning, Fargo, ND