Stephen has been a member of Olson Kundig Architects since 1989, becoming a principal in 2004. He has been involved with the design and management of a series of significant projects ranging from residential to institutional. Stephen is a LEED accredited professional and for the past ten years has led Olson Kundig Architects’ in-office effort to educate staff about green design concepts, and help implement them on projects.
Stephen is a generalist architect, with a balance of technical, design and management skills. He has managed several of the firm’s recent institutional projects, including the Lightcatcher at the Whatcom Museum, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Wing Luke Asian Museum, several projects at Seattle University and the renovations to Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral. Stephen’s current projects include the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Predesign Report for the University of Washington and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, in Ketchum, ID.
Institutional and residential projects on which he’s worked have been published in numerous publications worldwide including Architectural Digest and Architectural Record. The book Art + Architecture: The Ebsworth Collection and Residence features a project on which he served as project manager. Another project he managed, Lake Washington Residence, was included in the best-selling book, The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design, and in the exhibit of the same name held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
Stephen holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his architectural training is supported by an educational background that includes psychology, politics, music, and the law.