Myer Harrell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Homes is a Principal and Director of Sustainability for Weber Thompson, a mid-size multidisciplinary architecture and design firm in Seattle. 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 Fremont Office Building, targeting LEED C&S Gold, and the Titan Office Building, 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, LEED AP BD+C, Homes
Principal, Director of Sustainability
Projects
Education

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Maryland

 

Master of Architecture
University of Washington

 

 

Articles

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