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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 … Continue reading

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Healthy Materials for a Better World

It’s amazing what humans can achieve when we are faced with a dilemma. Our current environmental predicament has sparked a surge of creativity from designers leading the way to a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. I’ve been tremendously inspired by the … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Quantifying Green Design

What is the value of green design? How do we quantify it? How do we sell it to project owners, operators, investors and tenants?  In today’s Green Building special section of the Daily Journal of Commerce, Weber Thompson Senior Associate Myer … Continue reading

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‘Leadership Jazz’ at Greenbuild 2014

With more than 30 LEED accredited professionals on staff, there’s always at least one Weber Thompson attendee at Greenbuild, the USGBC annual international conference and expo. This year in New Orleans, Myer Harrell represented the team and gathered as much … Continue reading

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Beignets and green buildings: the Greenbuild Program Working Group retreat

Earlier this month I spent a few days in New Orleans, and not just for the beignets at Cafe Du Monde (although I had some of those, too). This was a retreat with the Greenbuild Program Working Group (PWG), which … Continue reading

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Sharing lessons and successes from SKTOD

Planners, Architects, and Developers came together yesterday in Bellevue to hear WT Senior Associate, Mindy Black, present at the Washington APA conference. The session was a panel presentation about the South Kirkland Transit Oriented Development and included three other speakers: … Continue reading

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Making our cities livable requires landscape architects: Report from the 2011 ASLA Conference

US Cities will undergo major transformation in the coming years. In 2008, the world reached the tipping point where more people live in urban areas than rural. By 2050, it is expected that 70% of the world’s population will live … Continue reading

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What’s next for urban ag in buildings?

In Spring of 2011, Weber Thompson will host a series of multi-disciplinary charrettes to investigate the challenges associated with integrating commercial food growing with private development. Supported by recent conceptual design work such as the Eco-laboratory and Newark Vertical Farm, and … Continue reading

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