Who We Are

CREÄ Affiliates provides integrated professional services that incorporate low-carbon, restorative, resilient, healthy, equitable, and culturally sensitive project solutions–the foundations for a sustainable future. We integrate these solutions into existing or new projects, plans, policies, and organizational strategies.



CREÄ is the root form of creativity in many languages. It embodies our mission to return professional practice to the crux of our collective creativity, and then coax that creativity into directions that are responsive to the wisdom of the past while informing the emerging paradigms and opportunities of the 21st century.



CREÄ provides a comprehensive understanding and straightforward application of practical sustainability principles that integrate many disciplines and perspectives. In addition to our planners and business strategists, our talented designers use our people-centric principles to bring places and spaces to life in a way that is sustainable and builds community.

With CREÄ by their side, our clients and team partners know that their projects will sail through permitting or green building certification processes. For managers wanting to embrace this new way of making decisions and measuring results, we offer organizational development workshops and manuals.



Our clients range from the municipal sector (cities, counties, and states), transit agencies, and maritime operators to the private and institutional sectors. They welcome our experience, knowledge, and passion. In addition to our ability to leverage project budgets on tight deadlines, their testimonials acknowledge our expertise in forging long-lasting relationships with stakeholders and leaders. Our clients appreciate how our sustainability-driven approach:

  • Eases their decision-making
  • Streamlines administration
  • Boosts their bottom line



Ms. Mitra is an architect, planner, urban designer, author, activist, and educator. For over 30 years, she has been exploring and advocating for green building practices and sustainable approaches to community planning and design, with a particular emphasis on equity and economic opportunity. She has worked in over 100 communities across the country, occasionally as a team partner and often as the project director.

Her projects and writings have had global influence on the advancement of sustainable practices and green building solutions.

Ms. Mitra is grateful for the opportunities she has had to volunteer on boards and commissions to advance sustainable practices and outcomes. These include: 

  • Seattle Design Commission
  • Sustainable Seattle
  • Community Indicators Consortium
  • Mayor’s Green Building Task Force
  • Seattle Public Utilities’ Sounding Board
  • Seattle School District’s Equity and Race Advisory Committee
  • American Society of Civil Engineers’ Committee for Practice, Education and Research for Sustainable Infrastructure
  • American Planning Association’s Equity Guide Committee
  • The American Institute of Architects Sustainable Development Action Team

Partner Testimonials

…I had the opportunity to work with Anindita in a variety of roles – from project manager, to a designer and community planner.  In all instances I found Anindita to be an innovative person in her design and technical capabilities and an energetic project design leader.

Benjamin Alexander
City of Springfield, Missouri

CREÄ is a Federally certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB); Washington State certified Minority-Woman Owned Enterprise (MWBE), King County Small Contractor and Supplier (SCS), and the City of Tacoma, City of San Antonio and the City of Seattle certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

3250 Airport Way South
Seattle, Washington 98134

Phone: 206.297.3045


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