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Male, US, born 1918-06-10, died 1983-03-22

Associated with the firms network

Branch, B.H., Architect; Mithun and Nesland, Architects; Mithun and Nesland, Ridenour and Cochrane, Architects; Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners; Mithun Associates, Architects; Mithun Bowman Emrich Group, Architects; Mithun, Ridenour and Cochran, Architects; Wilson-Mithun Partners, Architects

Professional History

Architect, U.S. Navy, Bremerton Shipyards, Bremerton, WA, 1945-1946; Draftsman, B.H. Branch, Architect, Bremerton, WA, c. 1946; Mithun, having a background in naval architecture, supervised ship construction and repair during World War II; Draftsman, Naramore, Brady, Bain and Johanson (NBBJ), Architects, Seattle, WA, 1946-1947; Partner, Wilson-Mithun Partners, Architects, Bellevue, WA, 1949-1952; Partner, Mithun and Nesland, Architects, Bellevue, WA, 1952-1955; Partner, Mithun and Associates, Bellevue, WA, 1955-1958, 1960-1983; Partner, Mithun, Ridenour and Cochran, Architects, Bellevue, WA, 1958-1960; the firm was known as "The Mithun Associates" from 1980-1983; according to former AIA Seattle Director, Marga Rose Hancock, Mithun's firm changed names several times after Omer Mithun's death in 1983; it was known as "Mithun Bowman Emrich Group," "Mithun Partners," and finally just "Mithun." It moved from its long-time home in Bellevue to Seattle, WA, in 1990. In 2010, Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners, maintained offices in Seattle, WA, and San Francisco, CA.

Assistant Professor, University of Washington (UW), Department of Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1947-1950; Associate Professor, UW, Department of Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1950-1982; Professor, UW, Department of Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1982-1983;

Member/Chair, Bellevue Planning Commission, Bellevue, WA, 1953-72; Member, Medina Planning Commission. Mithun took the Oath of Office for the State of Washington Architect's Registration office in 1968 and 1973.

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1973.


B.Arch., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN, 1942; graduate degree in naval architecture, University of Michigan (U of M), Ann Arbor, 1945.

Associated Locations

  • Marcus, IA (Architect's Birth)
    Marcus, IA

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  • Bellevue, WA (Architect's Death)
    Bellevue, WA

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PCAD id: 2372

4406 140th Avenue SE House, Bellevue, WABellevueWA
Bellevue Medical and Dental Center, Bellevue, WA1962BellevueWA
Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, WA1955BellevueWA
Benson Glenn Tract Housing, Renton, WA
City of Bellevue, Fire Department, Station #1, Bellevue, WA1976BellevueWA
City of Puyallup, City Hall, Puyallup, WA2006-2008
Equinox Condominiums, Eastlake, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Everwood Office Park, Office Buildings, Bellevue, WA1976BellevueWA
Everwood Park Office Buildings, Bellevue, WA1976BellevueWA
Fairview Avenue and Mercer Street Condominiums, South Lake Union, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Grace Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA1963-1964BellevueWA
Kempton Downs Housing Development, Bellevue, WABellevueWA
Lurie House, Bellevue, WA1952BellevueWA
Oregon Tile and Marble, Showroom, Seattle, WA1987
Port Gardner Wharf, Everett, WAEverettWA
Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center, Bainbridge Island, WABainbridge IslandWA
Radford Court, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), Approach Concept Store, Bellevue, WABellevueWA
Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), Flagship Store #3, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Smith, Lyman Cornelius, Tower, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA1912-1914SeattleWA
Surrey Downs Residential Sub-Division, Bellevue, WA1952-1956BellevueWA
Tally Building, Bellevue, WA1976BellevueWA
The Meadows Residential Tract, Redmond, WA1975RedmondWA
Unico Properties Inhabit Model Apartments, Downtown, Seattle, WASeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Lander Hall #3, Seattle, WA2012-2014SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Maple Hall, Seattle, WA2014SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Nordheim Court, Seattle, WASeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Student Housing, Phase 1, Site 33, Seattle, WA2010
Washington Aircraft and Transportation Corporation. Office Building and Hangar1958
Washington Children's Home, Seattle, WA1973SeattleWA
Washington Children's Home, Seattle, WA1973SeattleWA
Washington State Bank, Bellevue, WA1957BellevueWA
Washington State Bank, Branch, Bellevue, WA1955BellevueWA