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Steven Rainville & Kevin Kudo-King

Olson Kundig Architects

Steven Rainville, AIA, LEED AP, Principal 
Steven Rainville has been a member of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects since 1996 and became a principal in 2010. He has collaborated on some of the firm’s most visible projects such as Chicken Point Cabin and Outpost, both of which received numerous awards including National AIA Honor Awards. 

Rainville’s work celebrates the tectonics of the built environment, exploring all facets of design collaboration from architecture and art to science and technology. As co-director of the firm’s r+D department, Rainville focuses on advancing the firm’s work through investigation and implementation of progressive ideas. He is also the founder of Mind Mine, an in-house crowd-sourced ideas forum dedicated to breaking down boundaries between industries. 

His current and recent projects include the Museum of Art at Washington State University, the Wagner Education Center at the Center for Wooden Boats, Carraig Ridge Passive House, and the Visitor Center at Washington State University. His work regularly appears in publications worldwide including Architectural Record, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Kevin Kudo-King, AIA, Principal
Kevin Kudo-King joined Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects in 1996, becoming an associate in 2004 and a principal in 2010. Kudo-King is noted for his collaborations with artists and craftspeople, incorporating their unique work into his broad range of project types, from private residences to cultural and mixed-use buildings to art installations and institutional design. 

Many projects on which Kudo-King has worked have garnered national recognition, including House of Light, which received a Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, and Art Stable, which received three National AIA Honor Awards. His work appears in a variety of publications worldwide, from Architectural Digest and Interior Design to Art + Auction and Architectural Record. 

His current projects include a gallery addition to the Tacoma Art Museum, the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Visitor Venter and private residences across the United States, India, Korea, and Australia. Kudo-King is a member of the board of trustees of Artist Trust, a non-profit organization that supports artists in Washington State, and is a regular presenter of the firm’s work, focusing on materiality and craft.

Concrete in Architecture  2014

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