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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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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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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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Increasing Seattle’s share of families

Seattle has been called “a childless city.”* Of major cities in the United States, Seattle has nearly the lowest rate of households with children (19%) – only San Francisco is lower. If, as Carlos Pena, the former mayor of Bogotá … Continue reading

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Affordable housing best practices

On Wednesday, October 9th, Weber Thompson Principal Jeff Reibman will participate in a panel discussion of best practices and lessons learned for affordable housing construction during ‘Biggest Bang for your Buck: Round 3’ at the Housing Washington 2013 conference in … Continue reading

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Tall wood buildings have a promising future with CLT

In downtown Seattle, you’ll notice a significant number of high-rise residential tower projects under construction. Many of these projects are designed by Weber Thompson, for example: Viktoria [+240′]; 815 Pine [+440′]; and 2030 8th Avenue [+440′]. For a host of … Continue reading

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