Churning a quarantine hobby into Food Frenzy fuel

Every year, a small group of Weber Thompson staff meet to discuss how we were going to engage the office in Food Frenzy, the annual fundraiser in which local businesses compete to raise money for Food Lifeline. Food Lifeline is one of the leading organizations working alleviate hunger in our area, and this is Weber Thompson’s sixth year in a row participating in Food Frenzy. Continue reading “Churning a quarantine hobby into Food Frenzy fuel”

Quarantine Hobbies: from frozen cream to garden dreams

Lately, my Instagram feed is exploding with pictures of sourdough loaves, hand carved wooden spoons, incredible produce from newly cultivated home gardens, and countless other quarantine hobbies that have emerged during our time at home. The creative output I was seeing was truly impressive. As a working parent trying to find time to juggle work while parenting my kindergartener and simultaneously chasing a toddler (who has the stealth of a seasoned cat burglar), I honestly couldn’t imagine squeezing in another thing. Continue reading “Quarantine Hobbies: from frozen cream to garden dreams”

Amplifying Youth Voices through the Seattle Design Festival

This year we participated in the Seattle Design Festival with a virtual entry called, “Reimagine in Color.”  Reimagine in Color is a digital art project with the purpose of amplifying youth voices by providing a creative forum to share blackout poetry and inspired artwork. Collected online and through social media, this collection of illustrated poems showcases and celebrates the power of the youth perspective. Continue reading “Amplifying Youth Voices through the Seattle Design Festival”

Iterations – The 23rd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit

Seattle Architecture Foundation Model Exhibit logo

The 23rd Seattle Architecture Foundation Model Exhibit is now open and runs through December 12th. This year’s theme, Iterations, examines the dynamics of the design process, demonstrates the path to a final concept, and illustrates the influence a completed project has on the continuing evolution of the built environment. Continue reading “Iterations – The 23rd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit”

Green Stormwater Infrastructure work continues in Fremont

Aurora Bridge Bioswales Project header image

A massive stormwater cleanup effort in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is underway, and the second and third phases of the project are now complete. Dubbed the Aurora Bridge Bioswale Project, the effort includes three distinct phases of landscaping, each of which cleans toxic stormwater through Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) principles. The three phases are located at the intersection of Troll Avenue N and N 34th Street in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Continue reading “Green Stormwater Infrastructure work continues in Fremont”

Take a virtual tour of Seattle’s newest Living Building Pilot project

We are excited to show you our recently completed deep-green 72,000 GSF Class A+ office and retail project, Watershed. This Living Building Pilot project goes beyond any of our firm’s previous projects to show how new developments can be a regenerative force to stressed natural systems. Furthermore, it incorporates art, beauty, on-site water capture, and dramatic energy reduction while enhancing its community in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Continue reading “Take a virtual tour of Seattle’s newest Living Building Pilot project”

Using 3-D Printers to Produce Face Shields to Combat COVID-19

3D Printing face shields

Like many other firms, Weber Thompson’s physical office is closed and our staff are sheltering at home, working at their home offices. We’re setting up Zoom calls with clients and using Slack to communicate freely with one other about our project work. We’re setting up weekly virtual happy hours to stay connected and to laugh a little. We are fully operational, although adjusting to this new temporary reality. We also recognize that we are incredibly lucky to have the ability to work remotely with a little adjustment, other than learning the ins and outs of virtual communication and juggling family and home life demands. Continue reading “Using 3-D Printers to Produce Face Shields to Combat COVID-19”