Myer Harrell, AIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, Homes is a Principal and Director of Sustainability at Weber Thompson. He believes in the power of design to promote a sustainable future and manages the firm’s initiatives to that end.

He was a member of the design team for the award-winning Eco-Laboratory, which won the national USGBC 2008 Natural Talent Design Competition, and was included in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2010 Design Triennial Exhibit.

Myer focuses on urban infill mid-rise, mixed use multifamily and boutique-scale commercial office construction. He was the architectural project manager for Sunset Electric, a 92-unit, mixed-use, LEED-Homes Platinum project in Seattle, winner of the NAIOP Washington State Multifamily Mid-Rise Project of the Year Award in 2014. More recently he managed the DATA 1, a LEED Gold Certified building, and Watershed, targeting Living Building Petal certification. 

He was named the 2011 AIA Seattle Young Architect, and currently serves on the AIA Seattle board of directors. Nationally, Myer was active in the USGBC Greenbuild Program Working Group and Education Events Committee, and sat on the Board of Directors for Cascadia Green Building Council. He has co-instructed undergraduate and graduate architecture studios at the University of Washington, and has been a frequent studio critic. Myer received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with Philosophy citation at the University of Maryland in 2002, a Master in Architecture at the University of Washington in 2005 and completed the UW Commercial Real Estate Certificate in 2016. 

Myer has spoken for a variety of audiences, including BOMA, IAAO, Urban Land Institute Seattle, King County Bar Association, AGC of Washington State, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the ILFI unConference. He has been interviewed for online publications of Environmental Building News, The Economist, and National Geographic.

Myer Harrell AIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, Homes
Principal, Director of Sustainability

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Maryland


Master of Architecture
University of Washington




Pursuing High-Rise Multifamily Energy Efficiency in Seattle
Weber Thompson / Rushing
May 15, 2019


Exploring the Value Proposition of Biophilic Design
WT Blog
May 2, 2019


10 years later: Weber Thompson’s HQ is better with nature
The Daily Journal of Commerce
September 27, 2018


Is Seattle’s Living Building Pilot Program ready to take off?
The Daily Journal of Commerce
September 28, 2017

How do you measure the value of a green building?
The Daily Journal of Commerce 
February 25, 2015 

Saving Salmon One Building at a Time
WT Blog
October 15, 2015 

"Leadership Jazz" at Greenbuild 2014
WT Blog
November 10, 2014 

Beignets and green buildings: the Greenbuild Program Working Group retreat
WT Blog
April 16, 2014 


Letting in the light: an update from Sunset Electric 
WT Blog
November 20, 2013 


Weber Thompson leading the way in Seattle’s energy use goals
WT Blog
April 13, 2013 

A journey of a thousand miles … 
WT Blog
October 17, 2012 


What’s next for urban ag in buildings?
WT Blog
February 17, 2011

What Do the Awards Reward? The Practice & Ethics Committee Investigates
Forum Magazine, AIA Seattle
June 2011 Vol. 4 No.2


Passions over Pocketbooks
Forum Magazine, AIA Seattle
March 2011 Vol. 4 No.1


Learning By Doing: A young architect weighs the benefits of competitions and pro bono work
Forum Magazine, AIA Seattle
Spring 2009 Vol. 2 No.1


Stone & Air: A Collage
Column V, UW School of Architecture
May 2004