Category Archives: Outside the box

“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 … Continue reading

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WT Wheelies Raise $900 for Bikeworks

Weber Thompson has always been interested in helping the environment. For the 4th year in a row, we have taken on the bike month challenge in an effort to reduce the use of cars and encourage healthy living. In previous years … Continue reading

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HEADLINES and the Value of Design Dialogue

I’ve been a member of the Architecture Professionals Advisory Council (UW Arch PAC) at the University of Washington since 2008 and am the current chair of the committee that organizes and supports the annual spring exhibit HEADLINES: Architecture Looking Ahead. … Continue reading

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How did we get here? The long path to Passive House

Last month, the DJC published my article discussing Passive House certification and the design implications in multi-family construction. I used Weber Thompson’s 1300 Pike project in Capitol Hill as a case study. But to better understand the goal of this … Continue reading

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A temporary fix of caffeine and kebab

As a busy and successful coffee shop or restaurant owner, the thought of temporarily moving your business is unthinkable. However, when presented with the opportunity to come back to the same location (but in a brand new, energy-efficient building), you … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Thanks from Weber Thompson

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The art of glass

A few weeks ago, Corban, Heidi and Chad with Emser Tile took our interior design studio out to Seattle Glassblowing Studio in Belltown. We had a ton of fun learning about glassblowing techniques – and that it’s pretty difficult! Thankfully the crew … Continue reading

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Saving Salmon One Building at a Time

Above the fold on the front page of The Seattle Times last Friday, Mark Siegel reported on the harm done by highway runoff to our local wildlife, specifically Coho salmon. Researchers from WSU Puyallup found that two and a half … Continue reading

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Touring South Lake Union’s Public Art

Did you know that last Thursday was the SLU ArtWalk? Perhaps you participated, and if so, you’ll know that it was an awesome success!  I’ll admit that I barely knew it existed as an event, but had agreed to lead a … Continue reading

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Recapturing Wasted Office Space

  What an intriguing, innovative concept for all – taking advantage of the existing office space and using it to its maximum potential. As we work with our clients to plan new offices, or renovate their existing spaces, this information … Continue reading

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