Jim Olson, founding partner of Olson Kundig Architects (Seattle, Washington), spoke in Gould Hall at the University of Washington campus in Seattle on March 4th, 2015. Prof. Ken Tadashi Oshima (UW Department of Architecture) then moderated a conversation with Jim Olson and Alan Maskin (principal, Olson Kundig) to celebrate their exhibit in the newly-opened Gould Pavilion, titled Home Base.
Home Base documents the design and redesign of Jim Olson's cabin at Longbranch, Washington over 56 years. It displays a never-before-seen collection of photos, architectural models, sketches and selected ephemera - and the subsequent evolution of his coinciding - and still thriving - architectural career. It focuses on Jim at four junctures in his career - at age 18, 41, 61, and 74 - with each iteration marking a point of evolution in his artistic journey.
This talk was part of the Department of Architecture Winter 2015 lecture series.