Bill LaPatra of Mithun has been elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows.

Bill LaPatra FAIA, LEED AP is a design partner at Mithun with 40 years of experience leading higher education, civic, commercial and corporate workplace projects. His diverse body of work includes the mixed-use Weyerhaeuser Headquarters in Seattle’s Pioneer Square; the Princeton University Meadows Graduate Student Housing, which is among the largest Passive House projects in the country; and the award-winning and LEED Platinum certified UC Irvine Mesa Court Towers living-learning community.

From the College of Fellows, “Bill LaPatra has advanced the design of student life facilities nationally through holistic support for students’ academic and social development, deep green building performance and championship of design excellence within alternative delivery models.”

Bill is a regular conference presenter, joining with housing professionals, contractors, engineers and developers to share lessons learned and exemplary models for design-forward collaboration within alternative delivery. He received a Bachelor of Arts Architecture from the University of California, a Master of Architecture from Berkeley and he is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a past board member of ArtsFund, a member of the  Association of College and University Housing Officers, past board member of the Bellevue Downtown Association, member of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, past board member of the Seattle Architecture Foundation, and a member of the Society for College and University Planning.