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.
Judges for the 2019 Gold Nugget Awards have named two Weber Thompson projects as award winners in its 56th annual competition, which honors design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. DATA 1’s Landscape received the Grand Award in the ‘Best Landscape Architecture for a Community’ category, and Arbora Court received a Merit Award in the ‘Best Affordable Housing Community – over 60 dwelling units per acre or more’ category. Continue reading “Press Release: Two Weber Thompson projects receive awards at the 2019 Gold Nugget Awards”
A hodgepodge of past-their-prime commercial properties will soon transform into one of Seattle’s first high-rise affordable housing developments at 1400 Madison Street. Bellwether, Plymouth Housing and Weber Thompson are answering the call from community stakeholders by creating new housing that serves a triple purpose: to house formerly homeless seniors and workforce housing families, to implement passive house principles at scale, and to make it all affordable. In honor of Earth Month, we’re celebrating three of the project’s most innovative sustainable features.
Bellwether Housing and Weber Thompson have been working closely together for the past four years to complete Arbora Court, a low-income housing project providing 133 new homes for Seattle. Forty of these units are specifically for families transitioning out of homelessness, which is the group being most quickly displaced in Seattle’s insane housing crunch. The project was completed in June and residents have moved in – many of whom are finally feeling relief from the financial burden of housing costs allowing them to focus on what is most important – their family. Continue reading “Converting units to homes at Arbora Court: The power of interior furnishings”
Congratulations to the DATA 1, Arbora Court, and Stratus teams for picking up wins at the WASLA Awards and the NAIOP Night of the Stars Awards this month. Continue reading “Three Weber Thompson projects receive awards in November”
‘Just feels like Christmas morning’ is the best way to describe getting ready to head over the opening of Arbora Court last Monday, May 7th. I picked out a bright cheerful outfit for my 8-month old boy to wear to join me at the opening of my first built design in the City of Seattle. Continue reading “Arbora Court: A celebration of 133 new affordable housing units”
The WT house band, Two Turntables and a Micro House, reunited for the Housing Development Consortium‘s 2018 Affordable Housing Week theme song contest. Continue reading “Affordable Housing Week theme song contest”
On March 15th, 2018, a crowd of several hundred people assembled at the New Holly Gathering Hall for a community celebration to announce that HomeSight had signed the Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Seattle Housing Authority to buy the four parcels that will make up the forthcoming Othello Square. Continue reading “Celebrating Othello Square”
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?”
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 Week. The week took place from May 15th-22nd and focused on the growing issue of affordability and livability in Seattle. Continue reading ““Rad Row House”: A Musical Celebration of Affordable Housing Week”