Brendan Connolly



Brendan has focused his career on creating innovative built environments for educational and corporate clients. His passion for design runs from the earliest stages of conceptual development through the final days of construction, resulting in work that is both beautifully conceived, and of the highest technical rigor. Brendan’s design leadership is strengthened by his ability as a keen listener, understanding of cost effective sustainable strategies, as well as his strong project management and verbal and graphic communication skills.

Brendan works nationally on educational projects, student housing, and corporate workplaces, all with the same attention to design, and high performing sustainable buildings and landscapes. With extensive experience in the design of deep green projects including net zero energy and Living Buildings, he is dedicated to integrated thinking and collaboration to realize client aspirations and goals. Brendan serves on Mithun’s Board of Directors, and serves as a lecturer and member of the Professional Advisory Council of the University of Washington College of Built Environments.


  • University of Washington — Master of Architecture
  • Yale University — Bachelor of Arts Architecture

Memberships And Accreditations

  • American Institute of Architects


  • AIA Seattle, Board Member
  • Black Sheep Velo Cycling Team, Founder
  • Cascade Bicycle Club, Member and Cycling Advocate
  • Leadership + Design, Guest Lecturer and Mentor
  • Seattle Design Commission, Past Vice Chair
  • Society for College and University Planning, Member
  • University of Washington College of Built Environments, Professional Advisory Council, Guest Lecturer and Critic