Lightcatcher at the Whatcom Museum by Olson Kundig Architects Received the American Architecture Awards for 2010

Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Gala by Olson Kundig Architects
© Tim Bies/Olson Kundig Architects

The Lightcatcher at the Whatcom Museum and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, two museum projects by Olson Kundig Architects, are among the recipients of the American Architecture Awards for 2010, given by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The awards will be presented in the “New World Architecture” exhibition at “The City and The World: Madrid Symposium” in Madrid, Spain. Organized by The Chicago Athenaeum, the exhibition will open on Thursday, November 4, 2010.

After Madrid, the exhibition will travel to Contemporary Space Athens in Athens, Greece. In April, 2011 the exhibition is scheduled to travel to Istanbul.

The American Architecture Awards are one of the most prestigious building awards in the United States that honor new and cutting-edge design.