Featured Ideas

A Year of Embodied Carbon

Mithun framed 2021 as the Year of Embodied Carbon to reaffirm our commitment to low-carbon buildings and communities, spark accelerated innovation internally and contribute decisively towards global efforts to limit atmospheric warming. This ideas post shares both successes and setbacks with the hope that our process might serve as a replicable model, resource and inspiration to other organizations.

Posted: 11.05.2021

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The National Elk Refuge visitor center viewing deck connects via the Cutbank Trail to the Murie Family Natural Area, providing opportunities for quieter wildlife viewing and contemplation. Interpretive opportunities are brought into the ​restored natural landscape through a series of low lying viewing decks and a secluded bird blind for immersive, all-season wildlife viewing experiences. Image by @plo.mp for Mithun

Posted: 11.24.2021

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Every year, hundreds of birds, mammals and other species migrate across the hemisphere and continent to the 25,000-acre National Elk Refuge. Thousands of elk visit the vast open valley near the visitor center in the winter! In addition to extensive natural habitat for this wildlife, the visitor center building and landscape set up a threshold and contrast between taut building elements that meet the town fabric (visible in the distance) and the more ​transparent façade that engages visually and physically with the refuge landscape of meadow ecosystems sculpted by meandering streams. Image by @plo.mp for Mithun

Posted: 11.23.2021

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Mithun is working with a unique interagency partnership on a new visitor center for The National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming! A gateway to the national park and larger 35,000-square-mile Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, this replacement facility weaves exhibit and educational programming with visitor services and information to connect people with the natural world. The center is a unique national model of interagency collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Wyoming Game & Fish that unites staffing, programs and organizational visions into a collective whole. Image by @plo.mp for Mithun

Posted: 11.23.2021

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This South Bay campus features active trails and transit connectivity embedded in a native ecology. Drifts of Wooly Blue Curls (Trichostema lanatum) support native pollinator habitat on this site, the first in Mountain View served by recycled irrigation water. 📷: Tom Fitzgerald Learn more about the Mithun R+D Pollination Innovation study: https://mithun.com/r-d-project/pollination-innovation/ (clickable link in bio).

Posted: 11.20.2021

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We’ve been on site this week shooting photos of Casa Adelante at 2060 Folsom and can’t wait to share! This preview looks down into the central courtyard, which features hardscape pattern and rockeries that reference the old Mission Creek that once flowed at the site. Plantings make use of the highly permeable subgrade, providing naturalized stormwater function that echoes how the creek would have drained the neighborhood. Native California sycamore trees planted with structural soil cells provide excellent carbon sequestration and welcome shade for seating areas. 📷: Annie Rummelhoff

Posted: 11.20.2021

Events

The Fast and the Furious: Design-Build Goes Big

ASLA 2021

Nashville, TN

11.19.2021