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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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With a welcoming west entry along Olmsted-designed Lake Washington Boulevard, the new academic building creates an accessible link between the Bush School’s upper and lower campuses. Bioretention planters collect and treat stormwater as part of the school’s @salmonsafe certification, the first ever among K-12 schools. 📷: @laraswimmer

Posted: 06.10.2022

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Informal study spaces at each end of The Bush School new Upper School corridor feature exposed wood structure, abundant daylight and expansive views, creating a biophilic experience that supports student health and well-being. Classrooms are designed for agile learning with moveable furniture and white boards positioned for student-directed exploration and ideation throughout the space. Efficient all-electric heating and partial cooling is supplemented by natural ventilation and ceiling fans for user control of comfort. 📷: @laraswimmer

Posted: 06.10.2022

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The new Bush School upper campus expansion pays respect to the school’s historic Gracemont academic building (visible in the foreground) in materiality, massing and siting. This modern interpretation of a masonry and wood structure leverages mass timber elements to create an efficient, low-carbon building for the next 100 years. The project is targeting Passive House and net-zero energy certifications. 📷: @laraswimmer

Posted: 06.09.2022

Events

Less is More: Building the Low Carbon Future

Los Angeles Headquarters Association (LAHQ)

Los Angeles, CA

06.09.2022

Events

Mass Timber Schools: Building for Wellness

A4LE Washington Chapter Conference

Wenatchee, WA

06.07.2022

Events

Nature as a Path to Learning and Place: Blakely Elementary School

A4LE Washington Chapter Conference

Wenatchee, WA

06.07.2022

Events

Design in Kinship: Toward Relational Work Between Designers and Community Organizations

LAF Innovation + Leadership Symposium

Washington, DC

06.02.2022

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Shared kitchens on each floor occupy a prime corner of this marine transportation company office with expansive views of the Seattle skyline and waterfront. The priority position honors employees and highlights a longstanding culture of gathering for meals and conversations throughout the day. Health and hospitality are advanced with natural materials, fresh fruit and monthly cooking demonstrations that bring employees together and enrich the workplace experience. 📷: @k7scott

Posted: 05.28.2022