Mithun is pleased to welcome Craig Curtis FAIA as Partner and Director of Emerging Building Technologies in the firm’s Seattle office. Craig is a nationally recognized architect with a focus on innovative, sustainable integrated design and the incorporation of emerging building technologies including cross-laminated timber (CLT), mass timber and modular construction. He leads interdisciplinary teams on developer-driven multifamily, workplace and mixed-use projects. Craig also serves in a firmwide role, sharing knowledge across the practice and collaborating with teams on a wide range of project typologies for clients looking to explore the integration of new building technologies.
“We are thrilled to have Craig join the Mithun team,” said Dave Goldberg FAIA, president of Mithun. “Craig is at the forefront of the mass timber and modular design movements. Combined with his market-savvy approach to development and years of proven design excellence in a wide range of building typologies, we couldn’t be more excited!”
Prior to joining the firm, Craig served as Chief Architect and Director of Mass Timber Architecture at Katerra where he oversaw the development of building platforms for offsite construction and instigated the company’s significant investment into mass timber, including construction of North America’s largest CLT manufacturing plant. He has extensive experience with mass timber projects including development of the Katerra Mass Timber Commercial Office Platform, the Catalyst building (designed to ILFI zero energy and zero carbon certification standards), and student housing for UC Santa Cruz designed in collaboration with Mithun. Craig has provided thoughtful design leadership on dozens of award-winning projects including the Bullitt Center, the world’s first commercial office building to achieve Living Building Certification.
“Our industry is at the cusp of exciting changes in the way we practice and deliver projects, and Mithun is developing innovative strategies to address the affordable housing crisis, reduce embodied carbon and address escalating construction costs,” said Craig. “I’m flattered to join this talented team to advance the industry and achieve positive change for our clients and the planet.”
In addition to his project-based work, Craig presents extensively on topics related to mass timber, emerging building technologies and sustainable design. He is a frequent design awards juror and architectural studio critic, supporting the advancement of architectural practice and development of next generation talent.