Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects is an 11-person design firm located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. We specialize in the careful crafting of visually rich and highly effective buildings and spaces for civic, academic, environmental, and residential use. Over the past 20 years, Rick Sundberg, one of the Northwest’s leading civic architects, with partners John Kennedy and Gladys Ly-Au Young, have worked to create projects that are loved by their users, critics, and the public alike. Together Rick, John, and Gladys have produced some of the city’s best-loved public places, including the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, the Seattle University School of Law Sullivan Hall, and the Frye Art Museum.
Our firm is a tightly-knit, highly collaborative, and cross-disciplined group of artists, designers and professionals who bring a wide spectrum of skills and expertise to each project. We believe in social responsibility, and view civic engagement and sustainability as critical subsets of this core value.