Bill LaPatra



With more than 30 years of professional service in the private and public sector, Bill serves as design partner on a range of commercial, corporate, and higher education projects.  A versatile leader and designer who integrates public benefit with private enterprise, he offers particular expertise in the development of complex urban sites involving combinations of civic, commercial and mixed-use buildings.

Bill leads projects from consensus-building input through completion, ensuring that each design grows from a deep green foundation, with technical rigor and a focus on character, purpose and place. He is well versed in a range of project delivery methods, including extensive experience with Design/Build and GC/CM approaches. Bill lectures nationally, is an active member in the community, and is a valued firm-wide mentor serving on Mithun’s Board of Directors.


  • University of Washington — Master of Architecture
  • University of California, Berkeley — Bachelor of Arts Architecture

Memberships And Accreditations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • LEED Accredited Professional


  • ArtsFund, Past Board Member
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers, Member
  • Bellevue Downtown Association, Past Board Member
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Member
  • Seattle Architecture Foundation, Past Board Member
  • Society for College and University Planning, Member