Kristen Becker

Kristen co-founded Mutuus Studio in 2016 with architect Jim Friesz and artist and Saul Becker. Kristen has over 18 years experience working on a broad range of project types,  from art collaboration projects, innovative workplace design to private residential design and interiors. She leads the residential and interiors projects in the firm and draws from her background in dance, theatre and film, to create thoughtful, provocative architecture and interior environments.  She holds a Master's in Architecture from Dalhousie University,  a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Design Studies from TUNS and graduated from WIBO Business in NYC.

Known for her enthusiasm and boundless energy,  Kristen tackles complex projects with humor and grace. Kristen formally  ran  a solo practice Mutuus Brooklyn, worked as an Associate for Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle and Matthew Baird Architects in NYC. She has been collaborating with world renown artists on numerous art installations on the High Line in NYC, Times Square, Art Basel Miami and most recently Mutuus Studio completed the Acid Ball competition which transformed a former waterfront industrial artifact in Bellingham, Washington.

 

She has collaborated on multiple award-winning projects and her work has been published in a variety of national publications including The New York Times and Architectural Record. Kristen has also been exhibited by The Museum of Modern Art as a part of the Rising Currents: Projects for the New York Waterfront. Kristen is co-author of The Good Office: Green Design on the Cutting Edge  and is serves on the board of directors for On The Boards, a contemporary music, theatre and performance center and is on the Board of Trustees the Henry Art Museum. 

PROJECTS

Mid-Century Kitchen Renovation

Burien, WA.

Samara Restaurant

Seattle, WA.

Onda Origins-Flagship

Bellingham, WA.

Supernova Nightclub

Seattle, WA.

Acid Ball

Bellingham, WA.

Magnolia Residence

Seattle, WA.

Hollywood Hills Residence

Los Angeles, CA.

Tribeca Penthouse 

New York, NY.

W72nd Penthouse 

New York, NY.

W96th street condo

New York, NY.

7th Street Loft - Mutuus Studio /

New York, NY.

Bowery Kitchen Supply / Chelsea Market, NY.

Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room Williamsburg, NY .

Family Recipe Restaurant -
New York, NY.

A Bell for Every Minute

High Line, NYC 2010

"Self Roaming" art installation with Pae White / Art Basel

Miami, FL.

"Key to the City" art installation with Paul Ramirez Jonas.

Times Square, NY.

Below selected projects completed while at Matthew Baird Architects, New York NY. 

Tai Ping Showrooms
San Francisco, CA 

Greenwich Street Townhouse

SoHo, NY

Deer Valley Ski House 
Deer Valley, Utah 


 

Below selected projects completed while at Watershed Architects, Richmond, VA

Dogtown Dance Theatre

Watershed Architects 

Richmond, VA

Broom Hollow Residence

 

Below selected projects completed while at Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, WA.

Alto Oak Residence

Hollywood Hills, CA  

Mentor: Tom Kundig

Design: Kristen Becker

Gawker Media Headquarters 

New York, NY.

Duke Riley art installation "Fly by Night 

Brooklyn, NY.

El Anatsui art installation "Broken Bridge II"

High Line, NY. 

Oculus Headquarters - 
Seattle, WA.

Microsoft Envisioning Facility 
Redmond, WA.

Tiffany Residence

Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Highlands House
The Highlands, North Carolina.

Delta Shelter

Mazama, WA.

 

Ocean House

The Big Island, HI.

Lake House

Seattle, WA.

Sedgwick Rd

Seattle WA.

Summit Law Offices

Seattle, WA.


 

AWARDS

2019 Gray Award 

Commercial Interiors / Samara Restaurant 

 

2018 Public Art Design Award of Excellence, NYC 

2016 Acid Ball "Waypoint", Bellingham, WA competition winner

2016 Blueprint Award Winner Best Interior Project - Gawker Media Headquarters, NY, NY

AIA Honor Award for Excellence, Rising Currents: Working Waterline, NY 

Art Basel Miami, Invitational Architectural Competition: 2nd place 

Festival AIA National Honor Award, Delta Shelter

 

Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Award, Delta Shelter 

AIA Housing Committee Award, Delta Shelter 

AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Honor Award, Delta Shelter

Delta Shelter Architectural Record Awards, Record House, Delta Shelter 

AIA Seattle Honor Award, Delta Shelter 

 

LECTURES/PANELS

 

PAC Lecture Series 3/3/3 University of Washington 

 

Shotgun Series | Human-Centered Art + Design, Pivot Art + Culture,

Seattle, WA.

Frye Art Museum

Seattle, WA.

Design Minds "Office Romance" 

March 2017,Portland, OR

CULTURAL

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