Congratulations to Tanya Kataria for being appointed to the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission

Join us in congratulating Tanya Kataria for being appointed to the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission! She is one of fifteen Commissioners to be selected out of 135 applications to be appointed by City Council members. This new task force will work to develop diverse housing policies to expand the range of housing (rentals and owned) available in Edmonds by 2020. Continue reading “Congratulations to Tanya Kataria for being appointed to the Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission”

Architecture Through the Lens of Hip Hop


Photo courtesy Meegan Amen / University of Washington

Like so many design firms in recent years, Weber Thompson has joined the national conversation about equity, design and inclusion in a big way. From supporting Seattle’s AIA Women in Design Committee and the AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable, to hosting a reception for Renee Cheng, the UW’s first person of color to serve as Dean of the College of Built environments, we’re working to help the practice of architecture become  an intentionally equitable industry. Continue reading “Architecture Through the Lens of Hip Hop”

The First Annual Summer Fair at Othello Square

Earlier this month we attended the first annual Othello Square Summer Fair, a festive celebration of the Othello community and the neighborhood’s future. Weber Thompson led the effort to develop a Master Plan for the Othello Square project, and is the architect for two and landscape architect for all of the four buildings planned for the site. 

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Congrats to the 2019 Affordable Housing Week Theme Song Winners, Path with Art!

Once again Weber Thompson’s house band gave it their all for the Housing Development Consortium’s Affordable Housing Week Theme Song competition. ‘Our House’ – an ode to the 80’s hit – is a goofy tribute to our belief that housing is a basic human right; that we must work together with our neighbors and fellow citizens to be dreamers, to imagine a future with housing for all. Continue reading “Congrats to the 2019 Affordable Housing Week Theme Song Winners, Path with Art!”

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”

Offsetting our carbon footprint one tree at a time

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”

Converting units to homes at Arbora Court: The power of interior furnishings

Arbora Court

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”

TT10/WT30 Exclusive: Welcoming KUOW back to the Terry Thomas

Back in 2009, Joshua McNichols from KUOW Public Radio first wrote about the Terry Thomas building in an article exploring “alphabet” shaped buildings (the Terry Thomas is an ‘O’) that utilize thermal chimneys instead of air conditioning. Nearly ten years later he stopped by again to chat with Weber Thompson partner, Kristen Scott, and to check-in with us to see how we are faring with the recent stretch of hot weather in Seattle while working in a passively cooled environment. Continue reading “TT10/WT30 Exclusive: Welcoming KUOW back to the Terry Thomas”