Dallas Architecture Forum Hosts Distinguished Architect Tom Kundig

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Tom Kundig
Tom Kundig

Award-winning. Distinguished. Highest honors. Luminary.

These are just a few of the ways people describe residential architect Tom Kundig, FAIA. The owner and principal of Seattle’s Olson Kundig Architects, Kundig is known for his distinct style that uses linear and cubic forms that both enhance and embrace the landscape. Kundig will speak at the Dallas City Performance Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, with a brief reception beginning at 6:15.

He’s no stranger to the limelight, as Kundig has received a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His designs include a World Heritage site in Dachstein, Austria, that has been lauded time and again across titles such as The New York Times, The Telegraph, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and in Diane Keaton’s recently released book House.

Jump for photos of his work and more on this amazing architect!


Chicken Point Cabin-Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Mexico Residence-Photo by Benjamin Benschneder

Studio Sitges-Spain- Photo by Nikolas Koenig

Delta Shelter-Photo by Benjamin Benschneider



Montecito Residence

The Pierre Residence-Exterior-Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

The Pierre Residence-Interior-Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Kundig is widely recognized as one of the leading residential architects in the United States. He has received over fifty major design awards, including a National Design Award from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was inducted into Interior Design Magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Kundig’s work has received ten National Design Awards, seven National Honor Awards and seven National Housing Awards from the American Institute of Architects, and has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide. He is the author of two monographs featuring the work of his firm, Tom Kundig Houses and Tom Kundig Houses 2.

The lecture by Mr. Kundig will occur at 7 p.m. with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2014-2015 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are Jackson Walker LLP, Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates, the Bowdon Family Foundation, and Smink, Inc. This lecture is presented in collaboration with UTA School of Architecture.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Sharon Cooper says

    Thank you, Jo and Candy for letting everyone know about the incredible Mr. Kundig and his lecture for the Dallas Architecture Forum!

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