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”

How do you raise $1.1 million to fight homelessness in a single night?

Believe it or not, with the Swing Dance, the Lindy Hop, and a little bit of Tango… On the evening March 10th, Plymouth Housing Group held their ninth annual Seattle Dances!—a glitzy fundraiser that packed Fremont Studios with a sold-out crowd of over 600 guests and exceeded their one million dollar goal by a sweet $100,000, setting an all-time record for the night. Continue reading “How do you raise $1.1 million to fight homelessness in a single night?”

Designing a home for The Thinker and other Rodin masterpieces

The WT Landscape team recently completed a one-of-a-kind project that creates a natural home for some of the world’s most iconic sculptures right here in the Pacific Northwest. The Sculpture Garden includes the first three sculptures that are part of a new installation for the LeMay Collections at Marymount, located on the historic grounds of Marymount in Tacoma, Washington. Continue reading “Designing a home for The Thinker and other Rodin masterpieces”

“Rad Row House”: A Musical Celebration of Affordable Housing Week

The Weber Thompson office is full of talented, passionate individuals who care about the issues surrounding our city. Last month a few of these individuals stepped up to help us participate in the Housing Development Consortium’s (HDC) 2017 Affordable Housing Week. The week took place from May 15th-22nd and focused on the growing issue of affordability and livability in Seattle. Continue reading ““Rad Row House”: A Musical Celebration of Affordable Housing Week”