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”

NEXUS Condominium Tower in Seattle Hosts Tour

The content from this article was originally posted on The Registry on March 11, 2020.

Burrard Properties was pleased to host the “Experience NEXUS” fundraiser for members of the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) at the newly finished NEXUS high rise in downtown Seattle on March 3rd. The event, co-hosted by Weber Thompson, was in support of SAF’s architecture education and youth programs and was one of the first public tours of the first condominium tower to complete in Downtown Seattle in close to a decade. Continue reading “NEXUS Condominium Tower in Seattle Hosts Tour”

A glimpse inside the co-working spaces at Nexus

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”

The Future of Buildings Already Exists

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:

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Mass timber is bringing the warmth of wood to the workplace

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”