Rich Mitchell | NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Adjunct Faculty, Architecture Programs

Rich Mitchell


  • MBA, Seattle University
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon

About Rich

Rich Mitchell joined Mackenzie as a project architect in 1989. He believes project success is rooted in collaboration and an integrated approach wherein all disciplines work in concert to achieve creative, efficient design solutions. As an early adopter of sustainability rating systems, he is a certified Green Globes Assessor from the Green Building Initiative and has led workshops to educate and mentor professionals towards accreditation. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Green Building Initiative from 2017–2018 and continues his volunteer executive board service as Immediate Past Chair. Rich is also active in community outreach and public speaking on the merits of equitable, diverse, inclusive, and sustainable design at colleges and universities around the country, including several at NewSchool of Architecture and Design. 

Additional Information

  • Immediate Past Chair, Green Building Initiative Board of Directors (2019 – present)
  • Chair of the Board, Green Building Initiative Board of Directors (2017–2018)
  • American Institute of Architects, Portland Chapter Past President (2004–2005)
  • American Institute of Architects, Northwest Pacific Region Board Member (2003–2005)
  • American Institute of Architects Idaho Design Awards Judge (2016)
  • U.S. Green Building Council Member
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