It all began about a decade ago, when developers were first eyeing the development potential of the regions north of downtown Seattle, occupied by aging warehouses and parking lots. Vulcan and Amazon helped solidify the future of SLU and Denny Triangle as a future hot spot, and many developers took notice. Continue reading “A vision for an urban room is realized in Denny Triangle”
Long gone are the days when student housing was synonymous with run-down, dilapidated, and mis-managed apartments. Students today are demanding extra amenities that will enhance their living experience, making today’s student housing model very similar to traditional market rate apartments. While student housing is aligning more closely with market rate apartments, there are some key differences in the amenities and services that students find desirable and can have a significant impact on a project’s success. Continue reading “Back to School: Designing Housing for Today’s Students”
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.
Certified Passive House Consultants Emily Doe and Aaron Swain recently presented the “Solis Condominiums: A Case Study for Multifamily Passive House Construction” webinar with the PHIUS (Passive House Institute US). Their discussion includes the top ten tips for pursuing this standard for multifamily buildings and also references case studies from their own projects.
ARMATURE (Terry Thomas Transcended) was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2019 eVolo Magazine Skyscraper Competition. This project was conceptualized during the Terry Thomas 10th anniversary celebration and was the result of a collaborative effort within the office.