Vision

Renowned for creating exceptional homes sought-after by the world’s most discerning clientele, Olson Kundig is an integrated design firm whose global practice connects people with nature, culture and place. Their vision for 8899 Beverly maintains the original integrity of the building, while enhancing connections between the inside and outside.

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Across the firm’s vast body of work the same philosophies apply: a careful consideration of the environment, attunement to local materials and culture, and seeking out the expertise and contributions of craftspeople and artists.

The firm’s work—which centers around the finest and most architecturally distinct single-family homes and includes commercial and mixed-use buildings, museums, cultural and civic centers, residences and hospitality projects— can currently be found in more than 15 countries on five continents,

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Chicken Point Cabin, Northern Idaho

Studhorse House, Washington

Art House, Seattle

Hale Lane, Big Island Hawaii

Tofino Beach House, B.C.

The biggest challenge with 8899 Beverly was also the most exciting for me – how to maintain the integrity of the original Richard Dorman building, but tie it in with a new lifestyle and function as a residential building. Just like its context in a changing urban setting, the building itself is also evolving.

Tom Kundig, FAIA, Design Principal