Meet Tom Kundig
“I often work with elemental materials such as steel, concrete, wood and glass in their raw states,” says Tom Kundig, Principal / Owner / Founder of bi-coastal US design firm, Olson Kundig.
“We create work that is accessible to a greater audience and brings delight to the everyday,” says Design, Bitches Co-Founder, Catherine Johnson.
“I love the idea that you can create this culture of people who are excited to learn and innovate,” says Jake Nash, Associate, Senior Technologist and Group Digital Support Lead for Warren & Mahoney, Wellington.
“Nature and the built environment, when integrated, create a synergy that prompts places where people want to be,” says Drew Gilbert, Design Manager and Architect at OBM International’s Dubai office.
We talk to Dunedin based photographer, Graham Warman.
Sustainability was not yet a key consideration for Theodore Kerlidis’ clients when he and Co-Founder, Anthony Uahwatanasakul, established their practice, k20 Architecture, in Melbourne in 2002.
“I got connected to Teulo when one of our clients was invited to speak at a Teulo event last year. That talk was so well-received."
Darren’s unique outlook as an academic, architect and urban designer stems back to his graduate thesis at Harvard in the mid 1990s when he coined the term amenity infrastructure.
"When you work with start-ups and early-stage businesses, it’s a bit like the world is your oyster. You’re not inheriting a bunch of historical challenges or out-dated systems that don’t make sense".
“In true collaboration, there’s this back and forth which lets the work stand alone uniquely a bit
more,” says Founding Partner of LA’s AUX Architecture, Brian Wickersham.
“Virtually anything you do can be done better,” says Kevin Daly, Founder and Principal of Kevin Daly Architects (kdA) in Los Angeles.
“Building envelopes should be designed to serve the needs of both the building inhabitants and the local community.”