Olson Kundig: How to Foster Design Culture in the Firm (w/ Alan Maskin and Jerry Garcia)

There are many ways to grow an architecture firm, and many values that can guide you along the way. But one quality in particular will allow your firm to grow and evolve far into the future: generosity. In this episode Alan Maskin and Jerry Garcia, principals at Olson Kundig, told us how the spirit of generosity has influenced their growth over several decades and runs through their team today.

There are many ways to grow an architecture firm, and many values that can guide you along the way. But one quality in particular will allow your firm to grow and evolve far into the future: generosity. In this episode Alan Maskin and Jerry Garcia, principals at Olson Kundig, told us how the spirit of generosity has influenced their growth over several decades and runs through their team today.

Interview Takeaways
  • Design your office to reflect who you are
  • Create space for group discussion
  • Keep crits alive in the pandemic
  • Make education a priority
  • Look for passion in design
  • Pay attention to the elephants in the room
  • Bring in experienced architects
  • Don’t try to do it all
  • Grow to accommodate interesting projects
  • Business-focused leadership relieves a burden
  • Use crits to learn in real-time
  • Encourage design evolution with crits
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