Weber Thompson’s Offices are probably the best offices anyone here has ever worked in. Fresh air, natural daylight, climate control and a solid connection with the outside all work together to make this a great place to spend 50% of our waking week.
As designer and client, we were faced with the rare challenge of creating our own ideal, creative work environment that reflected our culture and gave us a chance to try out some sustainable strategies. We took a collaborative approach and after a series of intensive meetings, an employee survey and focus groups with staff members, consultants, city representatives and owners, it was determined that the office (and by extension, the building) would feature passive ventilation, extensive daylighting, sustainable materials and would aim for LEED certification.
Staff members were included throughout the design process and were able to offer their opinions on everything from storage needs to creative re-use for salvaged materials from the construction site. The result is a feeling of ownership and pride from those of us who occupy it and breathe its fresh air daily.
Read more about The Terry Thomas.
Old Concepts, New Tools – The Terry Thomas Case Study, High Performance Building website, July 2010
Green Commercial Case Study – The Terry Thomas, City of Seattle
WT Says Lessons Learned on its Green HQ Pay Off for Future Clients, Daily Journal of Commerce, December 29, 2009
2009 Top Ten Green projects: The Terry Thomas, Dwell.com, November 2009
Case Study: The Terry Thomas, GreenSource, July 2009
Greenwatch: The Terry Thomas, KCTS9, May 8, 2009
The Rise and Fall of the Air Conditioner, KUOW 94.9, May 7, 2009
The Terry Thomas Wins in AIA Seattle What Makes It Green? Awards Program, AIA Seattle, April 29, 2009
Green Building: Some New Winners, Crosscut.com, April 20, 2009
Seattle Building Wins National Green Design Award, KPLU 88.5, April 16, 2009
Architect Group Names Top Ten Green Buildings for 2009, U.S. Department of Energy EERE, April 15, 2009
The Terry Thomas Building, Daily Journal of Commerce, March 2009
DJC Green Building Blog features The Terry Thomas, Daily Journal of Commerce, March 2009
Terry Thomas Building by Weber Thompson, TreeHugger, June 13, 2008
Terry Thomas: “The Toyota Prius of Office Buildings,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 26, 2008
New Green Building Goes without Air Conditioning, King 5 News, May 16, 2008
Weber Thompson’s New Office: Light Air and Sometimes Shorts, Daily Journal of Commerce, April 17, 2008
No AC? No Problem for this New Office Space, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 16, 2008
2009 Weber Thompson Offices within The Terry Thomas – LEED Platinum Certified for Commercial Interiors
2009 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Design Honor Award