SalmonSafe and Clean Lake Union receive recognition at King County Green Globes Awards

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”

We’re Hiring! Interior Architect / Interior Designer

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”

We’re Hiring! Mid-Level Landscape Architect / 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”

Earth Month Project Feature: 1400 Madison

A hodgepodge of past-their-prime commercial properties will soon transform into one of Seattle’s first  high-rise affordable housing developments at 1400 Madison Street. Bellwether, Plymouth Housing and Weber Thompson are answering the call from community stakeholders by creating new housing that serves a triple purpose: to house formerly homeless seniors and workforce housing families, to implement passive house principles at scale, and to make it all affordable. In honor of Earth Month, we’re celebrating three of the project’s most innovative sustainable features.

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Earth Month Project Feature: Building C at Othello Square

The inspiration for Othello Square was the people who live there. Under the threat of displacement, a public-private partnership was formed for a 2.5 year master planning effort that Weber Thompson helped develop. A united vision links four distinct buildings, of which Weber Thompson is designing Building C — a seven-story building comprised of workforce housing, childcare, and a medical clinic. In honor of Earth Month, we’re celebrating three of the project’s most innovative sustainable features.

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Earth Month Project Feature: Solis

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With its enhanced building envelope, Solis, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, is targeting Passive House certification, one of the most rigorous certifications for energy efficiency. Solis is multi-family housing building comprised of condo units paired with a lush garden spaces that, upon completion, will become the largest certified Passive House building in the state. In honor of Earth Month, we’re celebrating three of the project’s most innovative sustainable features.

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Top 10 Tips for Multi-Family Passive House Design

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”