For the exterior, Tom Kundig favors materials that are appropriate to the particular context of the building, generally opting for the tough and the rustic for their ability to evoke nature and weather over time. The Goldener Hirsch Residences will provide a unique look for Silver Lake Village featuring a modern palette of mountain materials such as reclaimed wood siding and board formed concrete juxtaposed by sleek modern steel beams and expansive floor to ceiling windows.

Tom Kundig is a principal and owner of the Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig Architects. His honors include some of the highest design awards, including a 2008 National Design Award in Architecture Design from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt; a 2007 Academy Award in Architecture from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; selection as a finalist for the 2005 National Design Award for Architecture; a MacDowell Colony Fellowship; and selection as an Emerging Architect by the Architectural League of New York. He has also received eleven National American Institute of Architects awards. In 2011, he was included in The Wallpaper 150, Wallpaper (magazine)'s list of the 150 people who have most influenced, inspired and improved the way we live, work and travel over the last 15 years. Tom’s direct involvement in the Goldener Hirsch project has resulted in the creation of an extraordinary design of international interest.


Consistent with the Olson Kundig ideology, the expansion of the Goldener Hirsch features clean, modern, contemporary lines softened by the use of native mountain materials appropriate to an alpine setting. Concrete, steel and expansive windows define the buildings linear structure, while reclaimed wood adds intrinsic character and promotes the sensation of backstory.


Adjacent to the new hotel front entrance, is a courtyard patio connecting the lobby and library lounge to the conference center. This lively space will offer event guests an outdoor location to relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air and provides for a festive ambience unique to an alpine village.

The Goldener Hirsch Inn and Residences have been designed to be an amenity rich, full service luxury hotel. Connecting the new Residences to the iconic Goldener Hirsch Inn is a Bridge Plaza that provides a wonderful outdoor gathering space. Additional amenities include a front check-in lobby and library lounge, valet parking, concierge, bellman, courtyard patio and fire pits, conference center, spa treatment rooms, ski-prep room, on snow ski storage, après-ski lounge, game room, konditorei, and a stunning rooftop patio with a pool and hot tub boasting amazing views.