Sustainable Integrated Design

we harness synergy between disciplines and practice areas to create meaningful places

At Mithun, design is a holistic, interdisciplinary pursuit encompassing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning. Our integrated team employs shared research and collaboration to explore the boundaries of high performance building and site design. Our process honors the identity of places – culture, history and ecology – with a reverence for the characteristics that make each unique.

We consider connections and opportunities beyond property lines and zoning envelopes, from human health and social cohesion to low impact development and district energy and transportation strategies. This ideation across scales enables our design teams to create cities, campuses and places that strengthen organizations, build communities and elevate the human spirit. Our team always seeks the best return on investments for our clients – economically, socially, environmentally and artistically. We strive to create positive change through these explorations, delivering enduring value that raises the quality of life for individuals and entire communities.

 

Architecture

We create experiences, not objects

Our team of architects and integrated design disciplines approaches every new project with this core value in mind, designing through the lens of the user to create immersive and engaging experiences. We view architecture as a reflection of the needs and goals of each client – a vehicle to amplify the mission and values of organizations and communities. We devote our energy to the design of spaces with the greatest impact in people’s daily lives – where they live, work, and learn. Our integrated practice incorporates a broad spectrum of public and private work, and reflects a deep commitment to human-centered, sustainable design and social equity.

Our building designs are informed by context and place – from repurposing site-felled trees as building finish to district scale urban strategies that are inspired and informed by pre-development ecology and hydrologic cycles. Each project is an opportunity to reveal new design potential and technical innovation that is relevant to the client, place, and user. We couple this empathic design approach with a passion for technical rigor to create high performing built spaces that inspire and endure. We believe that clear and simple forms, combined with smart daylighting, well-proportioned spaces, and honest expression of structure and materials, create buildings that gracefully stand the test of time.

 

Interior Design

enriching lives, Expanding Potential

The 21st century American spends more than 85% of their life indoors. While this is an eye-opening statistic, we see this as a tremendous opportunity. We believe that space can inspire new connections—between people and ideas, present and future, building and place—and in so doing, enrich the human experience. In today’s rapidly-changing world, it’s essential that interior environments gracefully accommodate and propel evolving activities, technologies and goals. Our designers work in multidisciplinary teams to craft spaces that engage communities, promote human health and wellness, and help organizations thrive.

Our interior design team works in all phases and scales of design, from visioning and programming to concept and design development, detailed specifications, construction and post-occupancy evaluations. Listening is core to our approach. We bring curiosity and creativity to each effort, weaving together an understanding of context, vision and needs with expertise and rigorous analysis to develop innovative spaces that perform at the highest levels and are a unique reflection of each client’s vision for the future.

Landscape Architecture

Regeneration Across Scales

Landscape architecture is integral to the aspirations and potential of each project, and our process and design approach responds specifically to the conditions of each place. This translates to public spaces that are beloved, with facilities fully integrated into their surroundings and activities that catalyze healthier neighborhoods.

Our work ranges from urban to rural contexts, and from large-scale open space master planning to ergonomically-responsive site design—creating comfortable spaces for residents, visitors and staff to use each day. We offer expertise in courtyards on structure, vegetated roof systems and deep green stormwater infrastructure to resilient design for flood management, maintenance plans and pedestrian- and bike-friendly street design. Our projects have been recognized for design quality, sustainable performance and community responsiveness.

Urban Design and Planning

holistic community building

We believe in creating places that inspire, and connect people to each other and their surroundings. Mithun’s Urban Design and Planning practice focuses on the design of spaces, places, and plans that promote quality of life, ecological health, and economic vitality.

Our multidisciplinary teams bring holistic and collaborative design thinking to all projects – from transit-oriented development to mixed-income neighborhood revitalization to low-carbon employment districts to large scale urban design and streetscapes. With expertise in sustainable master planning, EcoDistricts, campus planning, inclusive design, and proven tools like Health Impact Assessments, we draw on our diverse portfolio of built work to craft plans that can be effectively phased, financed and built. We offer an understanding of relationships between sectors, governance structures, and funding mechanisms that make ventures successful. Through innovation and a robust listening approach, we empower high performing, healthy, people-centered places.