At Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, nature sets the design course. Buildings, in the firm’s vernacular, are like bridges between nature, culture and people. The ideal took root in the late 1960s with founder Jim Olson, who often observes that “living close to nature is the greatest luxury.” Principal and partner Alan Maskin digs a little deeper in conjunction with the exhibition "Olson Kundig: Anthology" at KANEKO.
For nearly half a century, Cedric Hartman has turned out small editions of arguably the most exquisite and coveted lighting fixtures in the world. Largely unknown to Omahans, he has done it from a warehouse factory in the Old Market.
Mother and grandmother. Artist. Writer. Retired college art teacher. Environmentalist. Intellectual. Neo-Luddite. Loves to read, hates to shop – unless she’s at a thrift store. Generous, practical and frugal. Best known for directing the J. Doe Project, the Lewis & Clark Icon Project and sculpture installations at Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha.