Wilkes Elementary School
© Jeremy Bittermann
As a community of practice, Mahlum makes places that promote healing, wellness, learning and more. We seek work that serves the whole rather than the individual as we believe in the power of design to connect us to each other and to the earth. Deeply rooted in the Northwest, strong design values guide every aspect of the firm. We strive to design architecture that is poetic, enduring and inspiring. By creating spaces that consistently express the culture, aspirations and identity of the communities we serve, the distinctive character of each is honored. The AIA Northwest & Pacific Region recognized Mahlum with their 2014 Firm Award.
Mahlum focuses on creating inspired work that is realistic to implement technically, financially, politically and socially. We specialize in design and planning for healthcare, higher education, student housing, K-12 schools and campus planning. All projects share in common a collaborative, immersive approach that encourages broad stakeholder engagement and sensitive contextual response.