- LEED AP BD+C
Rich Mitchell joined Mackenzie as a project architect in 1989. He is a past director of architecture for the firm, founded its Seattle office in 2004, and, today, serves as managing principal. Rich is known for his organizational abilities and clear communication. He takes a holistic approach to design, understanding and balancing client goals with stakeholder input, jurisdictional requirements, and budget realities. He believes project success is rooted in collaboration and an integrated approach wherein all disciplines work in concert to achieve creative, efficient design solutions. Rich's extensive experience includes master planning, programming, and design for new sites and buildings across a range of project types, as well as design of remodels, renovations, and additions for existing facilities. An active participant in the sustainable business community, Rich has presented at Western Washington University and Washington State University, as well as before a number of professional organizations, including Building Owners and Managers (BOMA) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), on sustainable design practices. Rich is a past president of the Portland Chapter of the AIA and past Northwest Pacific Region board member.
"I take pride in seeing the positive impact of my contributions. I bring the drive and energy necessary to accomplish all manner of goals."