Building All Electric: What Will it Take?

Building the All Electric City Workshop

San Francisco, CA



New Show Opens in Threshold Gallery

Please join us to explore Silfurá, a collection of paintings by Etta Lilienthal, on display through February 4.



Happy New Year! We’re entering 2020 with a spring in our step and renewed focus on creating positive change through design. Featured in the photo are townhouse entries at Arras—a new mixed-use residential community in Bellevue’s Spring District, an evolving 36-acre transit oriented development centered on a future light rail station. With a pedestrian scale that puts people first, the project promotes social interaction and healthy living. Explore the project at (clickable link in bio) Photo: @k7scott

Posted: 01.04.2020


Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Mithun’s all-electric affordable housing projects are featured in the Rocky Mountain Institute’s coverage of the Getting to Zero Forum and efforts to equitably decarbonize the economy.



UC Irvine’s Middle Earth Expansion weaves a new living-learning community into the larger campus fabric. Two residential towers rise above a mixed use podium and richly landscaped base, echoing the natural form and color of the region’s limestone canyons. Centrally located along the central Ring Road, a primary pedestrian connector on campus, this gateway project offers diverse pathways to access or pass through Middle Earth. Photo: @k7scott

Posted: 12.23.2019


HOLIDAY GREETINGS! With a focus on creating livable cities for all, our integrated design teams in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles collaborate on inventive design solutions that address emergent challenges of the urban condition. In this year’s holiday card, Mithun partner Craig Hodgetts’ joyful, future-forward visions of L.A. from three decades ago fuse the passion for people, place, technology and culture that continues to drive our work. From all of us, wishing you a restful holiday and a most useful new year!

Posted: 12.20.2019


HANDS-ON LEARNING: Student-led exploration drives learning at the Athenian School’s new industrial arts maker space. In the Mithun-designed Makers Studio, an array of tools and electronics support student-led projects including an FAA approved two-seat plane made by hand, a bio-digester that makes methane from compost, a mobile refrigeration unit with electronic generation for third world countries and even a scalable bionic heart and prosthetic limb. Exciting to see the innovations happening here! Photos: Joe Fletcher

Posted: 12.17.2019


Maker labs open doors to STEM careers. Currently under construction at Seattle University, the new Center for Science and Innovation aims to break down academic silos in sciences and engineering, and to make STEM learning relevant to the entire student population by placing the disciplines within a welcoming, student-centered hub for social gathering and events. The staffed innovation lab is an interdisciplinary and inclusive environment that encourages curiosity and exploration among all students to activate more diverse student engagement with the sciences. Learn more in a new ideas post: (clickable link in bio)

Posted: 12.12.2019