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”
We are excited to announce the promotion of eight staff members to new leadership positions in the firm. Nicole Winn and Cody Lodi have been promoted to Principal. Emily Doe and Skye Bredberg have been promoted to Senior Associate. Lissa Goetz, David Burpee and Neha Goel have been promoted to Associate. Leslie Riibe has been promoted to Senior Graphic Designer. Continue reading “Weber Thompson Announces Eight Promotions”
Happy Holidays from all of us here at Weber Thompson. Thank you for making 2018 a great year! Check out our holiday greeting featuring Artifact, our 2018 Seattle Design Festival creation. Continue reading “Happy Holidays from Weber Thompson”
We are thrilled to have welcomed Sam C., Ken, Emily, Randy, Sam F., Brittany, Gloria and Eva to the Weber Thompson team in 2018. Each one of them brings their own unique skillset and passion ranging from landscape design, BIM, Passive House, and high-rise design. Learn more about our new team members! Continue reading “Welcoming the new faces of Weber Thompson in 2018”
As part of Weber Thompson’s Sustainability Action Plan, we have a long term goal of achieving carbon neutrality in our office operations. This goal requires balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset. As a signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment, we are required to improve our office operations, which helps make us passionate about this commitment to sustainability in our daily lives, and be a model for how we want our built projects to perform. Continue reading “Offsetting our carbon footprint one tree at a time”
Bellwether Housing and Weber Thompson have been working closely together for the past four years to complete Arbora Court, a low-income housing project providing 133 new homes for Seattle. Forty of these units are specifically for families transitioning out of homelessness, which is the group being most quickly displaced in Seattle’s insane housing crunch. The project was completed in June and residents have moved in – many of whom are finally feeling relief from the financial burden of housing costs allowing them to focus on what is most important – their family. Continue reading “Converting units to homes at Arbora Court: The power of interior furnishings”
Congratulations to the DATA 1, Arbora Court, and Stratus teams for picking up wins at the WASLA Awards and the NAIOP Night of the Stars Awards this month. Continue reading “Three Weber Thompson projects receive awards in November”