Since 2000, Brian has been involved in the design, documentation and management of urban high-rise and mid-rise projects at Weber Thompson. As a Principal, Brian manages large, complex, multi-year projects from pre-design to construction administration. He brings an acute attention to design, constructability and budget, developing elegant, constructible and affordable solutions to complex design problems.  Brian has taken on a role helping Weber Thompson further develop its Quality Management plan, and educating our team on the importance of quality management in our daily work.

Brian’s professional interests include the integration of housing, transit and urban design to create rich, exciting cities in which to live. He was part of the WT team that facilitated the South Lake Union Urban Design Framework charette process, and managed the documentation of the results for the City of Seattle to use in its final publication. 

As part of his public involvement, he has been involved with the Seattle viaduct / waterfront debate for over 15 years, co-producing the film "Viaduct? What Viaduct?” which questioned the need to simply replace the structure without improving the urban environment.  He helped to form "Waterfront for All", a coalition of urban design, environment, alternate transportation, and arts advocates, and working on the Waterfront For All Design Collaborative.  Brian has served as Allied Arts’ Waterfront Chair representing them on the Central Waterfront Committee and the Design Oversight Subcommittee.


Brian Steinburg AIA, LEED AP

Bachelor of Architecture
University of Oregon


I-123 threatens Seattle’s newly designed waterfront park
The Seattle Times
July 11, 2016


Seattleites prefer green to concrete
The Seattle Times
March 8, 2007 


Tunnel won't be 'Big Dig West'
The Seattle Times
April 5, 2006 


A holistic vision for Seattle’s streetcars
The Seattle Times
June 22, 2005


Full tunnel will enhance waterfront
The Seattle Times
May 26, 2004


Viaduct a blight on the waterfront
The Seattle Times
December 10, 2002