For over two decades Alan Maskin has led building, exhibit, and master planning projects at Olson Kundig, with a focus on museum architecture and interiors, exhibition design and installation design.
Alan Maskin joined Olson Kundig in 1992 and became a partner in 2008. Maskin led the firm’s winning competition design for the Washington State University Visitor Center, and his other built work includes The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, The Bezos Center for Innovation at the Museum of History & Industry, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center, the Frye Art Museum, several rooftop parks in Korea and multiple projects for Microsoft including the award winning Cybercrime Center.
His portfolio at Olson Kundig is focused on the public realm and his projects are visited by hundreds of thousands of people. His recent and current work includes an 80,000 square foot park inspired by an Aesop’s fable on the rooftop of a building in Korea, and the new Jewish Museum Berlin Kindermuseum.
Since Olson Kundig’s inception, the firm has collaborated with artists and integrated the results into design projects—and Maskin has built on this legacy by adding performance design and collaborations with conceptual artists into this portfolio—including partnerships with collectives that include the Degenerate Art Ensemble and Vital 5.
Maskin was co-director of [storefront]—a two year public installation that was an experiment in design, collaboration, culture, and community engagement. He co-created Olson Kundig’s International Internship Program and the Olson Kundig Speaker Series, he was the partner responsible for Olson Kundig Marketing for five years.
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