With high profile, skyline-changing projects such as the award-winning Fifteen Twenty One Second Avenue, The Post, Hotel 1000/Madison Tower, Premiere on Pine, and Stratus, Founding Principal Blaine Weber has led our High-Rise Design Studio to the stellar west coast reputation it holds today. He has over 45 years of experience designing high-rise towers, hotels, luxury condominiums, complex mixed-use projects and a wide range of commercial projects.

Blaine is a passionate evangelist for in-city living and the design and development of high-rise residential towers, and he is a published author of numerous local and national articles on the subject. His passion for re-invention is nourished by incessant participation in many forums for innovation and ideas. In 2006, Seattle Magazine selected Mr. Weber as: “One of 18 City Shapers, key players that are creating a new Emerald City”.

As an undergraduate at the University of Hawaii, Blaine earned three Awards for Design Excellence from the American Institute of Architects, while studying under internationally acclaimed architects Jorn Utzon and Arata Isozaki. Blaine continues to develop his design and leadership skills through extensive continuing education programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and by serving as faculty for numerous seminars and symposiums.

Mr. Weber was been appointed by three consecutive Governors to The Washington State Board of Architects, where he has served for twelve years. Historically active in the community, Blaine has Chaired the Downtown Seattle Design Review Board where he served two terms; he has also Chaired The Ethics & Practice Committee of Seattle AIA. A corporate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Blaine is licensed in Washington, California and Hawaii.

Blaine's Thought Leadership Pieces:

Here’s how to solve the condominium conundrum

10 questions developers should ask an architect

Architects are the QB; meet the rest of the team

7 trends that will keep the good times rolling

South Lake Union's past, present and future

'Standard of Care' is all about reasonable expectations

Five reasons why Seattle's housing market looks rosy

Boom! Here come the apartments

Are you ready for the new urbanites?

Renaissance, Seattle-Style

The Market District evolves as a walkable neighborhood

Ten high-rise office building design trends

Hotels and Condos: Mixed-Use Matrimony

Are We Ready for Seattle's Pivotal Moment in History?

Is Seattle Ready to Slim Down its Residential Towers?

Designers Have Lofty Aspirations for Housing

Inattention to detail can bring down the curtain

Urban streets need proper care and feeding

Pain of entitlement politics eased by design review board

Common vision can connect condos with buyers

Ten Mega-Trends that Will Change the Face of Housing Forever

Blaine Weber AIA
Senior Principal