Meet the Staff: Brock Williams


Meet Brock Williams, a Project Manager in Weber Thompson’s High Rise and Hospitality Design Studios. He has a wealth of experience in hotels, restaurants, commercial office buildings and tenant improvements. Learn more about him in this Q & A, or visit our website to read his bio.

Name title/role:

Brock Williams, Project Manager

How long have you worked at Weber Thompson and what is your favorite thing about working here?

I’ve worked at Weber Thompson for almost a year now and one of the things I like most about working here is the support I get from the office and individuals to pursue my professional goals and balance work and life outside of work. Continue reading “Meet the Staff: Brock Williams”

Meet the Staff: Rachael Meyer

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 below.

What is your Name & Title/Role 

Rachael Hope Watland Meyer, Weber Thompson’s new Principal of Landscape Architecture

You just joined Weber Thompson as our new Landscape Architecture Principal. What brought you here? 

Weber Thompson is such a great group of collaborative people and awesome projects! As the Landscape Architect on most of the projects in the office I get to work with pretty much everyone and every project. It is such a great opportunity for me!

What about this new role excites you the most? 

I’m excited by the office’s focus on sustainability and pushing each project to do more to improve our environment. It needs to be a driver in everything we do, especially with our urban landscapes.

What has been your favorite project? 

The Bullitt Center and McGilvra Place Park, the first commercial living building and first living park, respectively, have been most influential on how I approach landscape design and team collaboration. These projects were cutting edge in their ultimate design, but also in the process to get there.

Why Landscape Architecture?  Continue reading “Meet the Staff: Rachael Meyer”

Meet the Staff: Bernadette Rubio

Bernadette Rubio, NCIDQ, LEED AP recently took the helm as Weber Thompson’s Interior Design Principal. Learn more about her background and inspirations in this Q & A.

What is your Name & Title/Role? Bernadette Rubio, Interior Design Principal

You were just promoted! What about this new role excites you the most?

I’ve been with WT for almost four years and have been part of an incredible group of designers. Carrie Smith has been instrumental in making that happen and I learned a lot from working alongside her. What I’m really excited about is building upon that success, taking the WTid team to the next level and helping each of our team members flourish as designers.

What has been your favorite project?

My favorite project is a tossup between 4730 California Apartments in West Seattle and Pike Motorworks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Both projects were urban infill projects developed by The Wolff Company. Each project design was inspired by the uniqueness of their respective neighborhoods.

These projects were successful because the entire design team, especially the client, stayed true to the concept and were committed to executing the design throughout the process. It’s a testament to a great client/designer/contractor team relationship. Continue reading “Meet the Staff: Bernadette Rubio”

Meet the Staff: Jeanna Stone

Jeanna Stone Marketing InternFor the last few months, the Weber Thompson marketing department has benefitted from the assistance of Marketing Intern Jeanna Stone. Jeanna has penned articles for the blog, submitted award entries, posted to social media (check out our Instagram account if you haven’t seen it lately) and most excitingly, has infused the WT Intranet redesign effort with a fresh burst of energy. Next week, Jeanna will begin a new chapter as a full-time A/E/C marketer at Callison. We will miss her greatly but wish her the best of luck in her next adventure.

Jeanna Stone, Marketing Intern

How long have you worked at Weber Thompson and what is your favorite thing about working here?

I’ve been at WT for almost five months, and by far my favorite thing has been the people. The environment is quirky and relaxed, the people are hilarious and hardworking, and we know how to throw an excellent party.

What project(s) are you working on at the moment?

The biggest project I’m working on now is setting up WT with an intranet that is user friendly, readily accessible, and provides employees with all the information that they need on and off site. Continue reading “Meet the Staff: Jeanna Stone”

Meet the Staff: Erin Hatch

Erin HatchEarlier this spring, we promoted seven individuals, and have been getting to know more about them through our ‘Meet the Staff’ series. This week, we interviewed Marketing Manager and new Associate Erin Hatch. Learn more about her in this Q & A.

Erin Hatch, Marketing Manager, Associate

How long have you worked at Weber Thompson and what is your favorite thing about working here?

I’ve worked at Weber Thompson just over three years. My favorite thing about WT is working with approachable, smart, creative people who are passionate about solving problems through good design. This industry can be cutthroat and judgmental, but this firm doesn’t tolerate that attitude. It’s an extremely supportive environment.

What project(s) are you working on at the moment?

I work on a wide variety of projects. Every day is different, and I always have to expect the unexpected. From keeping our website and blog updated to working with our leadership team on big picture strategy, I get to have my fingers in many different pies. (And I love pie, so it works out well!)

You were recently promoted! What does this mean to you?

I love working for a company that truly values my opinions, listens to employees at all levels, and has provided me with support and professional development opportunities to grow in my career. When I came to Weber Thompson a little over three years ago, my role was production design. I had a little marketing experience and loads of optimism and enthusiasm, and my manager recognized that I could contribute more to the team. I never imagined I’d receive as much support and recognition as I have. It’s been amazing. Continue reading “Meet the Staff: Erin Hatch”

Meet the Staff: John Stout

JohnS_rectJohn Stout was recently promoted to Associate at Weber Thompson. He’s a valued member of our High Rise Design Studio, and is currently immersed in the design for Nexus. Learn more about John’s hobbies and interests in this Q&A.

John Stout / Associate, Project Designer

How long have you worked at Weber Thompson and what is your favorite thing about working here?

I have worked at Weber Thompson for almost a year and a half. I have really enjoyed the location, which is in the middle of SLU, and the mass of construction going on around us. I also really enjoy the amount of enthusiasm the staff have about elevating every aspect of our practice, whether that be through our pin-up series, CA lesson learned brown bag sessions or sustainabiliteam initiatives.

What project(s) are you working on at the moment?

970 Denny, a residential tower near our office building, and 1200 Howell (Nexus), a condominium project.

You were recently promoted! What does this mean to you? Continue reading “Meet the Staff: John Stout”

Meet the Staff: Myer Harrell

Myer Harrell

Myer Harrell is Weber Thompson’s Director of Sustainability and was recently promoted to Principal. We learned a little more about Myer in this Q & A and were delighted to learn a few new things about him we didn’t know. Keep reading to see for yourself, or you can also read his bio on our website

Myer Harrell AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Homes / Principal, Director of Sustainability

How long have you worked at Weber Thompson and what is your favorite thing about working here?

I’ve been here just over ten years. My favorite thing about working here is how “flat” the firm feels. By that, I mean principals and partners don’t have corner offices, everyone is approachable. All are respectful, validating, accommodating and appreciative of coworkers no matter what their formal title. The feeling of hierarchy is minimized, and there is very little “command and control” style of management.

What project(s) are you working on at the moment?

Most of my time is on the Fremont Office Building, a very exciting, sustainable boutique office building in the heart of Fremont that just started construction. The LEED Gold Core & Shell project features enhanced daylighting, an efficient HVAC system, and innovative stormwater strategies, reaching beyond the project site to clean up water from the Aurora Bridge before it reaches Lake Union.

You were recently promoted! What does this mean to you?

To me, one difference in my title is how I present myself outside the firm to collaborators and clients. As a principal, I now feel like a “flag-bearer” of the firm in a slightly different way. I also feel a greater sense of responsibility to resolve difficult situations – with clients, consultants, and internally – diplomatically, transparently, completely, in a way I feel is befitting of a firm leader. Continue reading “Meet the Staff: Myer Harrell”