Aligning Mission and Operations

Seattle University Sustainable Master Plan

Seattle, WA

Trailblazing Campus Sustainability

Seattle University was an early supporter of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, targeting climate neutrality for their campus. To further fulfill its mission as a leading education institution, the University sought to connect their campus master plan with a sustainable master plan and share what they learned.

Integrated Design Analysis

Working closely with many of the University’s departments, Mithun conducted an assessment of existing conditions and behavior around energy, carbon, water, ecological systems and human well-being. The team also targeted goals for each resource, integrated with long-term, high-level physical and budget planning for the campus.

Transformative Process

The dialogue that occurred during this process was transformative for a university that was already leading in sustainable practices. Connecting with neighboring institutions and the City to evolve ideas fostered relationships that continue to advance Seattle University’s goals.

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