Bike to work month spinning closer

One of Weber Thompson's 2014 Bike to Work month teams, 'Rushin' Roulettes.'

One of Weber Thompson’s 2014 Bike to Work month teams, ‘Rushin’ Roulettes.’

The tulips have bloomed, the snow melted, and the gears are spinning again en masse on the roads and bike paths of Seattle.  Yes, it’s that time of year again, when WT staff divide and conquer, in the form of cycle-commuters, to reduce traffic congestion and green-house gas contributions.

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Living Future 2015 unConference Recap

living-future-conference-imageEarlier this month, several representatives from Weber Thompson attended the Living Future unConference, a three-day forum for discussing sustainable design solutions to global social and environmental issues. The annual conference brings together some of the most progressive minds in the building industry and provides a dizzying mix of inspirational speeches, technical charrettes and heated panel discussions. Continue reading



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Promotions!

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Please join us in congratulating Weber Thompson’s newest Principal, Senior Associate and Associates. If you see a familiar face, you know why they have been recognized. If not, learn more about these remarkable individuals.

Todd Mayne AIA, LEED AP BD+C 
Principal

Todd is never without his trusty hard hat and safety vest. A construction administration veteran, Todd has run the CA on numerous widely visible Seattle towers including Premier on Pine, Coppins Well and, currently, 2nd & Pine. He is a leader in our Risk Management initiatives and oversees our internal CAD quality control team. As Blaine Weber notes: “Todd is an integral part of the Weber Thompson team, and we’re eager to see him shine in his new role.”

Josh McDonald AIA, LEED GA
Senior Associate

Josh is leaping into his new role with his typical charm, humor and project management skills. He joined Weber Thompson in 2011, and since then has served as Project Manager on several highly complex projects including Elan at Redmond Town Center and, currently, The Whittaker. Within the office, Josh is on a mission of information sharing by spearheading a speaker series about the many sides of the construction and development industry. Continue reading



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Another Rube Goldberg Machine: SAM Remix Style

On March 13th, Weber Thompson had the honor of participating in Seattle Art Museum’s Remix event, a late night, choose-your-own-adventure extravaganza of performances, activities, dancing and more. Our contribution to the event was a custom Dada-inspired Rube Goldberg machine.

SAM Remix Rube Goldberg Machine Installation by Weber ThompsonWhy SAM Remix? And why a Rube Goldberg machine? It all started in September with our Park(ing) Day installation, a 7’ x 35’ temporary Rube Goldberg machine on Thomas Street. SAM saw a clip of our installation, and invited us to create one for Remix. AIA Seattle and Arcade Magazine were among the list of sponsors, so we figured we better join in the fun as well. We were all in.

A crew of WT volunteers quickly assembled to discuss our RG. We wanted to use mostly found materials and ready-made objects, because our inspiration came loosely from SAM’s current exhibit The Duchamp Effect and the Dada movement. Continue reading



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Meet the Staff: ChiaLin Ma

ChiaLin Ma, Landscape Designer at Weber ThompsonLandscape designer ChiaLin Ma has over nine years experience envisioning functional and creative outdoor spaces. She is intimately familiar with multiple projects in the firm, working ardently from initial conception and 3D model creation to construction administration.

How long have you worked at Weber Thompson?

2 years, 3/6 is my work anniversary.

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Modern Mountain Style in Boulder, Colorado

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Two weeks ago, our very own extremely talented Amanda Baker flew to Boulder, CO to stage two model units at the first completed building of the Gunbarrel Center, a project by The Wolff Company. She braved the elements and despite a … Continue reading

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Life at WT: 7th Annual Chili Cook-off!

Weber Thompson staff took a break from work yesterday to crown the 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off (repeat!) champion – Monica Knapp! Congratulations to Monica on another well-deserved victory.

Of course, the real winners were the staff. Chili Cook-Off Director Marc Furst noted: “This year was all about quality over quantity. All the entries were full of flavor, ranging from tried-and-true basics to a mole-based chili packed with cinnamon and spice. All in all it was a delicious way to celebrate the beginning of the week.”

Congratulations again to Monica, and to all of the winners:

1st Place Chili: Monica Knapp
2nd Place Chili: Marc Furst
3rd Place Chili: (Tie) John Hornibrook & Jeff Reibman

1st Place Cornbread: (Tie) Rachael Bauer & Erin Hatch



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The Difficulty of Quantifying Green Design

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What is the value of green design? How do we quantify it? How do we sell it to project owners, operators, investors and tenants? 

In today’s Green Building special section of the Daily Journal of Commerce, Weber Thompson Senior Associate Myer Harrell AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Homes, raises some questions in search of making a business case for green. We know green buildings are better buildings, but can we prove they make good financial sense as well? Continue reading



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Meet the Staff: Fanny Idoux

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Fanny Idoux joined the Weber Thompson Interior Design team in May of 2014, jumping in right as two of our interior design staff took leave for several months. She hit the ground running and has been working on a wide variety of hospitality and residential projects. Her sense of style, great attitude, and attention to detail make her a valuable asset to the team.

 

 

How long have you worked at Weber Thompson?

Since May 2014

What is your favorite thing about working at Weber Thompson?

I love the environment and the talented group of people I get to work with and learn from. Weber Thompson offers me the opportunity to be fully creative but also to learn something new everyday.

Summarize your job in a paragraph. 

My job is to contribute to the development of complex hospitality and multi- family projects throughout each phase of design, from concept to construction drawings and construction administration. Continue reading



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Photo Tour: 4730 California Avenue

Last week, a group of Weber Thompson employees took a tour of 4730 California to see how construction is progressing. The project is weeks away from completion, and it’s got some great features. We snapped some photos during the tour to share the progress. Final photography will be coming the next few months, but we think these ‘under construction’ photos are their own kind of eye candy.

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