Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Mithun, Omer

ID: 2372
Full Name: Omer L. Mithun
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1918-06-10
Death Date: 1983-03-22
Biographical Information: Education: B.Arch., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN, 1942; graduate degree in naval architecture, University of Michigan (U of M), Ann Arbor, 1945.
Work 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.
Teaching: 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;
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1973.
Countries: United States
Structures: 4406 140th Avenue SE House, Bellevue, WA - 1963 (12768)
Bellevue Medical and Dental Center, Bellevue, WA - 1962 (15430)
Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, WA - 1955 (15429)
Benson Glenn Tract Housing, Renton, WA - 1992 (5766)
City of Bellevue, Fire Department, Station #1, Bellevue, WA - 1976 (15443)
City of Puyallup, City Hall, Puyallup, WA - 2006-2008 (8266)
Equinox Condominiums, Eastlake, Seattle, WA - 2006-2008 (10768)
Everwood Office Park, Office Buildings, Bellevue, WA - 1976 (18545)
Everwood Park Office Buildings, Bellevue, WA - 1976 (17164)
Fairview Avenue and Mercer Street Condominiums, South Lake Union, Seattle, WA - 2006-2008 (10568)
Grace Lutheran Church, Bellevue, WA - 1963-1964 (564)
Kempton Downs Housing Development, Bellevue, WA - (17257)
Lurie House, Bellevue, WA - 1952 (17163)
Oregon Tile and Marble, Showroom, Seattle, WA - 1987 (4954)
Port Gardner Wharf, Everett, WA - 2006 (7259)
Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center, Bainbridge Island, WA - 2002 (13054)
Radford Court, Seattle, WA - (8625)
Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), Approach Concept Store, Bellevue, WA - (4947)
Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), Flagship Store #3, Seattle, WA - (4946)
Smith, L.C., Tower, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA - 1912-1914 (4149)
Surrey Downs Residential Sub-Division, Bellevue, WA - 1952-1956 (13728)
Tally Building, Bellevue, WA - 1976 (15431)
The Meadows Residential Tract, Redmond, WA - 1975 (18546)
Unico Properties Inhabit Model Apartments, Downtown, Seattle, WA - (10438)
University of Washington, Seattle, Student Housing, Phase 1, Site 33, Seattle, WA - (15164)
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Nordheim Court, Seattle, WA - (8500)
Washington Aircraft and Transportation Corporation. Office Building and Hangar - 1958 (18543)
Washington Children's Home, Seattle, WA - 1973 (14275)
Washington Children's Home, Seattle, WA - 1973 (4914)
Washington State Bank, Bellevue, WA - 1957 (17165)
Washington State Bank, Branch, Bellevue, WA - 1955 (18542)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Marcus, IA
USA
Architect's Death:
Bellevue, WA
USA

Portrait of Omer Mithun, c. 1948; from DOCOMOMO WeWA, Architects