mithun receives 2017 firm award
The AIA Northwest and Pacific Region (NW+PR) recognized Mithun for outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture through a firm’s commitment to excellence in design and elevating the quality of the built environment. For decades, Mithun has advanced high-performance design, equitable/just communities and natural ecologies, transcending disciplinary boundaries to tackle the critical challenges of our time. The award was presented on October 26 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Honors and Awards celebration held in conjunction with the AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards.
The jury felt the breadth and consistency of Mithun's body of work was impressive, given the multi-firm office works at a wide range of scales - from a Treehouse in West Virginia to a sustainable urban design masterplan for a Portland, Oregon neighborhood. Their approach to the practice of architecture includes numerous innovative examples, from hosting an open website that calculates embodied energy in building projects to exploring affordable housing through a publicly presented prototype "Inhabit." Mithun is a value driven practice that works consistently to advance sustainability and equity integrated with high design.
Bora Architects receives 2016 firm award
For 60 years, Bora has set the gold standard in the region for that rare combination of leadership and success that all architecture practices aspire to: client-focused service, design excellence and innovation, a culture that nurtures staff, meaningful sustainability and community engagement, and financial stability. These achievements are even more remarkable in that they have remained consistent under three generations of firm leadership. This year's award to Bora Architects was presented on November 5 as part of the Honors and Awards Banquet in Fairbanks, Alaska.