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”
After twelve years in our LEED Gold, award-winning home, The Terry Thomas, we are excited to announce that we are moving to our recently completed commercial office project, Watershed, at the end of the year.
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”
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”
Residents have started moving into the recently completed, and highly anticipated high rise tower, Nexus. There are a number of amenity spaces for the residents to enjoy including a catering kitchen, media room, Sky Lounge, and multiple co-working spaces. We recently sat down with Rachael Bauer, Senior Interior Designer of Nexus, to learn more about the design of the beautiful co-working spaces on the 7th floor: Continue reading “A glimpse inside the co-working spaces at Nexus”
We are excited to announce the promotion of eight staff members to new leadership positions in the firm. Susan Frieson, Lissa Goetz and Aaron Swain have been promoted to Senior Associate. Erik Doran, Emily Evenson, Fanny Idoux, Brittany Porter and Burton Yuen have been promoted to Associate. Continue reading “Weber Thompson Announces Eight Promotions in 2020”
The sustainable architecture conversation has shifted somewhat in recent years from energy to carbon. Lowering energy use in buildings used to be a goal in and of itself, but today we think of lower energy use contributing to a lower “carbon impact” – a shorthand for greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to a changing global climate. From Renovate, Retrofit, Reuse, a paper published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in September 2019:
Many of Puget Sound’s most beloved buildings were born from our rugged site and climatic conditions. Notable Northwest architects Paul Thiry, Wendell Lovett and Paul Hayden Kirk developed the architectural language of Northwest Regionalism, favoring locally harvested wood and stone that echoed the forested landscape and framed vistas of our mountains and waterways. Continue reading “Mass timber is bringing the warmth of wood to the workplace”