Mitch Ptacek

My rural roots helped me fall in love with the city, and the city keeps me loving my rural roots.

Bio:

It was an experience in the second grade that helped Mitch recognize our psychological connection with the built environment, which ignited his passion to pursue the study of Architecture. This led Mitch to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he received both a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning.

As an Architect and Urban Planner, Mitch has completed a diverse range of projects of varying scales. His education in Urban Planning, Architecture, and Real Estate Development, allows him to effectively bridge the gap between diverse groups of stakeholders. During his 10 years of practice, Mitch has gained extensive experience in planning, urban design, educational, mixed-use, commercial, retail, and industrial buildings. Recently he worked as an Architect and Project Manager for a large retail client leading entitlement approvals throughout North America. Growing up in a rural Wisconsin, Mitch seeks is to bridge the rural urban divide by creating livable urban communities that promote both urban living and farmland preservation. Mitch is a former AIA Wisconsin board member and AIAS chapter president and remains an active member in the AIA.