Imagine a world if…all the water was clean enough for salmon to thrive, orcas to live long lives and all humans were safe from pollution; a place where children can swim without fear of toxins in water that is so clean and clear it’s the color of turquoise ice. Continue reading “SalmonSafe and Clean Lake Union receive recognition at King County Green Globes Awards”
Weber Thompson’s Interior Design Studio is on the hunt for a new fantastic member of our award winning team. We are a group of nine professionals in an office of over 70 people, working on developer driven, modern projects that range from affordable housing, to restaurants to high end luxury developments. Our ID team is renowned for our fresh, timeless designs coupled with technical rigor, an adherence to ADA standards and a commitment to sustainability. Continue reading “We’re Hiring! Interior Architect / Interior Designer”
Weber Thompson’s Landscape Studio is looking for our next team member. We are a team of four in an office of over 70 architects, working on developer driven, modern, and sustainable urban projects in Seattle and the surrounding area. We approach projects with an emphasis on making meaningful connections within the urban fabric, innovating with ambitious green stormwater infrastructure, and improving the health, equity and beauty of each environment. Continue reading “We’re Hiring! Mid-Level Landscape Architect / Designer”
We were proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Passive House Northwest Conference. Once again, the logistics of Passive House for multifamily projects were validated. For a 3-5% cost premium, using industry standard assemblies, multi-family passive house projects can achieve substantial benefits. These include: superb indoor air quality that has been linked to measurable health benefits, unparalleled thermal comfort, a quiet interior, and, last but not least — ultra-energy efficiency. The typical multifamily Passive House building uses 70% less energy than a national code-compliant building and 50% less energy than a comparable Seattle building. This is doable!
Here are our top ten tips for pursuing this standard. Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Multi-Family Passive House Design”
After attending last week’s PHNW Conference, there were two recurring themes that came to light:
1. The URGENCY of responding to the issue of climate change.
2. Passive House presents a beautiful and artful way to respond positively to this challenge in our industry. Continue reading “The 5 Advantages Passive House gives designers”
WT Landscape Architect, Michele Richmond, writes about her innovative approach to planting design for the Othello Square projects in a recent article on ASLA’s Blog, The Field. The careful selection of low allergen plant species reflects the project goals to welcome and support the community. Continue reading “Building a Low-Allergen Plant Palette”