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Founding partner of Olson Kundig Architects, Jim Olson has explored the aesthetic interplay of art, nature and architecture, and the relationship between light and space for over forty years. Jim is the recipient of numerous honors from the Seattle AIA Medal of Honor to a range of national and international design awards. Published worldwide, his work is also the focus of three monographs: Jim Olson Houses, Art + Architecture: The Ebsworth Collection and Residence and Jim Olson: Art in Architecture.

Though best known for his houses, Olson has designed museums, religious spaces and commercial buildings. His current work includes the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, Foss Waterway Seaport Museum and a 14-acre waterfront resort in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.