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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TT10/WT30 Exclusive: Introducing Topophilia

Topophilia = Love of Place. Back in June we kicked off the ‘Terry Thomas Transcended’ model design competition as a way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Terry Thomas. Ultimately, it was WT Senior Associate Nicole Winn’s model ‘Topophilia’ that won the judges hearts. Recently, we celebrated the #LoveofPlace theme by gathering to share what we love about working at the Terry Thomas and to envision how it could evolve in the next 20 years, as rendered via a Topophilia-inspired VR experience. Here’s how it all started. Continue reading “TT10/WT30 Exclusive: Introducing Topophilia”

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

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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”

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 captures some of the highlights.

At the first keynote of A’17 (the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture), titled Anticipating the Need: Design that Cares, Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena engaged the architect-filled audience by drawing diagrams on a white board to reinforce ideas as he spoke. Continue reading “AIA Convention Highlights”