Take a virtual tour of Seattle’s newest Living Building Pilot project

We are excited to show you our recently completed deep-green 72,000 GSF Class A+ office and retail project, Watershed. This Living Building Pilot project goes beyond any of our firm’s previous projects to show how new developments can be a regenerative force to stressed natural systems. Furthermore, it incorporates art, beauty, on-site water capture, and dramatic energy reduction while enhancing its community in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Continue reading “Take a virtual tour of Seattle’s newest Living Building Pilot project”

RainBellows Wins 2017 WASLA Merit Award for Analysis and Planning

Weber Thompson’s Conceptual Biomimicry Project, RainBellows, Wins 2017 WASLA Merit Award for Analysis and Planning

Weber Thompson was awarded an American Society of Landscape Architects Washington State Chapter (WASLA) Merit Award in the Analysis and Planning category for RainBellows, a conceptual biomimicry project developed by Weber Thompson’s Landscape Studio in collaboration with Alexandra Ramsden of Rushing and Jennifer Barnes of 55-5 Consulting. RainBellows was one of eight projects to be honored for its excellence in landscape design and planning. Continue reading “RainBellows Wins 2017 WASLA Merit Award for Analysis and Planning”

Celebrating Bike Month at Weber Thompson

Bike Month at Weber Thompson

Another May has come and gone, inspiring cyclists across Washington to get out and get fit for the glory of the summer months to come. With the long days, fantastic sunshine, and temperate 70-degree weather, we are reminded why we bear the dark, damp winter months.  Weber Thompson had 21 staffers in this voluntary group that were split into three teams.  Each team represented different non-profit organizations, competing for charitable donations in a winner-take-all, all-rides-count race for maximum mileage for the month. Continue reading “Celebrating Bike Month at Weber Thompson”

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”