Glass House Presents

Tom Kundig + Mark Rozzo

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Self-guided tour of the Glass House site
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Lecture
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Reception

Join architect Tom Kundig and writer Mark Rozzo for a conversation about the design approach and recent projects of Olson Kundig, a Seattle-based design practice founded on the idea that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people.

Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA is a principal and owner of Olson Kundig. Over the past three decades, Tom has received some of the world’s highest design honors, from a National Design Award for Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to 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. In addition to receiving scores of design awards —including ten National Honor Awards, ten National Housing Awards, and a COTE Top Ten Award from the American Institute of Architects — Tom’s work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide and on the covers of The New York Times Magazine, ARCHITECT, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest and The Plan. Tom’s work can be found on five continents, in locations ranging from Costa Rica to Brazil, New Zealand, China, Mexico and Sweden, and Austria. 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.

Mark Rozzo writes for Vanity Fair and contributed an essay to Tom Kundig’s forthcoming book for Princeton Architectural Press. He has been a columnist at The Los Angeles Times Book Review, a contributor at The New Yorker, and a contributing editor at Gourmet. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Oxford American, Esquire, Vogue, Architectural Digest, and elsewhere. He teaches nonfiction writing at Columbia University and is at work on a book about Dennis Hopper, Brooke Hayward, and the cultural ferment of Los Angeles in the 1960s (Ecco/HarperCollins).