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Bob & Sherry Faust Distinguished Lecture

March 20, 2024

4:00 p.m. Lecture
5:30 p.m. Reception

Gogue Performing Arts Center
Woltosz Theatre
910 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849

Distinguished Lecturer

Tom Kundig (photo by Elizabeth Rudge)
Tom Kundig (photo by Elizabeth Rudge)

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA

Principal, Owner & Founder
Olson Kundig

Over the past three decades, Tom Kundig has received some of the world’s highest design honors, including a National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2016, he was elected to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture, and in 2018 he received the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor, the highest honor that AIA Seattle can confer on one of its members.

In addition to receiving scores of design awards—including National Honor Awards, National Housing Awards and a COTE Top Ten Award from the American Institute of Architects—Tom’s work has appeared in thousands of publications worldwide and on the covers of The New York Times magazine, ARCHITECT, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest and The Plan, among others. Tom’s Shinsegae International received the World Architecture News Tall Buildings Award in 2017, and his Meg Home, Rolling Huts, Delta Shelter and Rio House projects have all received Record House Awards. The Pierre was named the World Architecture News House of the Year in 2010. Tom’s work can be found on six continents, in locations ranging from Costa Rica to Brazil, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Sweden and Austria. His active and recent projects include private homes, adaptive reuse projects for a variety of functions, hospitality destinations, sports facilities and venues, museums, wineries and more.

Tom regularly lectures and serves on design juries around the world, and is named in The Wallpaper* 150 as a key individual who has influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel. Under his leadership, Olson Kundig has received a National Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, has been included in the AD100 list fourteen times, and named one of the Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company four times.