Category Archives: Conferences & Charrettes

AIA Convention Highlights

Weber Thompson’s Director of Sustainability, Myer Harrell, recently attended the AIA National Conference, where he presented as part of the panel “Living From Seattle’s Living Building Pilot Program.” The conference was filled with inspirational speakers and educational programs. Below, he … Continue reading

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Meet the Staff: Rachael Meyer

Rachael Meyer is Weber Thompson’s new Landscape Architecture Principal. She joined the firm with 13 years of experience creating lush landscapes for residential projects, parks, and public open spaces. Get to know more about Rachael in the Q & A … Continue reading

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Healthy Materials for a Better World

It’s amazing what humans can achieve when we are faced with a dilemma. Our current environmental predicament has sparked a surge of creativity from designers leading the way to a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. I’ve been tremendously inspired by the … Continue reading

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Lessons from Greenbuild

Weber Thompson designer John Stout visited Greenbuild in November and returned with a report on the conference. “Monumental Green” the slogan of the 2015 Greenbuild conference in DC, played both off the location of the conference and the underlying theme … Continue reading

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Elan Uptown Flats and the renaissance of the front porch

A Quick History of the Front Porch Take a stroll through any established residential neighborhood in Seattle and you will see porches on the majority of houses. A commodity in the mid-1800s until the 1950s, the front porch was popular … Continue reading

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Living Future 2015 unConference Recap

Earlier this month, several representatives from Weber Thompson attended the Living Future unConference, a three-day forum for discussing sustainable design solutions to global social and environmental issues. The annual conference brings together some of the most progressive minds in the … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Quantifying Green Design

What is the value of green design? How do we quantify it? How do we sell it to project owners, operators, investors and tenants?  In today’s Green Building special section of the Daily Journal of Commerce, Weber Thompson Senior Associate Myer … Continue reading

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‘Leadership Jazz’ at Greenbuild 2014

With more than 30 LEED accredited professionals on staff, there’s always at least one Weber Thompson attendee at Greenbuild, the USGBC annual international conference and expo. This year in New Orleans, Myer Harrell represented the team and gathered as much … Continue reading

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Beignets and green buildings: the Greenbuild Program Working Group retreat

Earlier this month I spent a few days in New Orleans, and not just for the beignets at Cafe Du Monde (although I had some of those, too). This was a retreat with the Greenbuild Program Working Group (PWG), which … Continue reading

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Sharing lessons and successes from SKTOD

Planners, Architects, and Developers came together yesterday in Bellevue to hear WT Senior Associate, Mindy Black, present at the Washington APA conference. The session was a panel presentation about the South Kirkland Transit Oriented Development and included three other speakers: … Continue reading

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