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Mithun  Design for Positive Change // Seattle + San Francisco

It’s Mithun’s fifth year participating in Food Frenzy, the summertime fundraising campaign to combat childhood hunger. Our Seattle office hosted a festive PAU HANA Happy Hour last Friday, with all proceeds benefitting @foodlifeline . Join us! Donate via crowdrise (Team Mithun link in profile).

Westlake Park Children’s Play Area in downtown Seattle provides open-ended play opportunities that spark the imagination. Explore the design and other “Extraordinary Playscapes” from around the world at @aiaseattle's new exhibition, opening July 13. 📷: Juan Hernandez

We hung construction banners at the new Nordic Heritage Museum site this week to communicate with curious passers-by, create connections to the five Nordic countries, and celebrate donors and design partners.

Expansive views from 200 Occidental’s eight floors capture changing and richly textured perspectives of Seattle: people, brick, trees, mountains, bay and sky. The LEED Platinum certified building houses Weyerhaeuser corporate headquarters, as well as ground-level restaurants that open onto Occidental Park. 📷: @k7scott

Where the Meadow Meets the Sky—The Middle Earth Expansion at UC Irvine emerges as the manifestation of two overlapping campus grids weaving a vibrant new living and learning neighbor into the larger campus fabric. Image: PlompMozes

The Louisiana Children’s Museum recently broke ground at their new site within New Orleans City Park. The eight-acre campus will feature extensive indoor and outdoor environmental elements as well as five new exhibit galleries, a literacy center, a parent/teacher resource center, museum store and café.

Press Blocks is a new mixed-use development on the MAX light rail line in Portland’s rapidly transforming Goose Hollow neighborhood. The design features a 250’ residential tower, office building with ground level market hall, midblock news with live/work units and a corner plaza with brew pub seating. Image: Plompmozes

As part of Bike Everywhere Month, our San Francisco office has ventured out to tour the city and West Oakland. Routes have included our own projects (1180 Fourth Street and Broadway Family Apartments are shown here) as well as some public landscapes, urban farms, new developments and historic stations along the way. 📷: Paige Coluccio

At Novelty Hill Januik Winery, building and landscape work in harmony to reveal the production process and celebrate the inextricable link between wine and earth. Mithun’s Dave Goldberg featured this project in his presentation about biophilic design in practice at the Living Future unConference yesterday. 📷: Benjamin Benschneider

Before being an architect, Dave Bullaro was a chef. For Cinco de Mayo, he led us on a fresh and spicy journey to discover salsa (not the dance). This Friday’s Creative Series event: NK Woodworking Field Trip #mithun_cs

UC San Diego Nuevo West Graduate Student Housing offers a sense of permanence and home. Amenity spaces like community gardens, children’s play areas, music practice rooms and a public market create an urban neighborhood vibe. For more about this project and graduate housing trends: Rendering: Mir (

Welcome to Seattle, #ULISpring, #CNU25 and SPUR friends! We’re excited to share our city, office and ideas with you this week. 📷: Jescelle Major

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