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Male, US, born 1942-10

Associated with the firms network

Nelsen, Ibsen A., Architect; Olson / Sundberg, Architects; Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen (OSKA); Olson, James, Architect; Sundberg, Kennedy Ly-Au Young (SKL) Architects,

Professional History


Project Architect, Ibsen Nelsen Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1967-1974.

Architect, James Olson, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1974-1976.

Partner, Olson/Walker, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1976-1985.

Partner, Olson Sundberg, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1985-2000.

Partner, Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen (OSKA), Architects, Seattle, WA, 2000- 12/31/2009.

Principal, Richard Sundberg, Architect, Seattle, WA, 2010-2012.

Partner, Sundberg, Kennedy Ly-Au Young (SKL) Architects, Seattle, WA and Minneapolis, MN, 2012- . SKL announced the opening of a branch office in Minneapolis, MN, in 12/2015. (See SKL, "New Year, New Office," posted 12/10/2015, accessed 01/25/2022.)

Professional Activities

Member, Seattle Design Commission, Seattle, WA, 1997.

Juror, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, DC.

Chair, Seattle Design Commission, Seattle, WA; Sundberg provided the City of Seattle with advice on such projects as the new Main Branch of the Seattle Public Library, the Experience Music Project (EMP, later renamed "Mo Pop), and the Seattle Civic Center at the Washington State Convention Center.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

Recipient, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Firm Award, (OSKA), 2009.

Recipient, AIA, Seattle Chapter, Medal of Honor, 2013.


High School / College

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1966.



Richard P. Sundberg married Bonney Cole on 06/16/1964 in CA. They divorced on 05/25/1972 in WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington State Divorce Indexes, 1969-2014, accessed 01/25/2022.)

He married Sharon Clark (born c. 1944 in Spokane, WA) on 10/27/1974 in Seattle, WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc394941, accessed 01/25/2022.)

Known as "Rick" Sundberg; A "Life Works Series" presentation--sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Seattle Chapter) was done on the work of Sundberg 04/20/2006 at the Harbor Steps Conference Center (1301 First Avenue, Seattle, WA). The firm's website indicated that Sundberg joined Jim Olson's firm in 1975; see Accessed 08/20/2008;

PCAD id: 2131

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