Weber Thompson has promoted three staff members to new leadership positions in the firm.
Senior Associate Emily Evenson’s passion is the intersection of affordable housing and sustainability. She believes housing is a fundamental right, and healthy, sustainable, energy efficient housing must be available to everyone. Working on projects such as New Hope Family Housing in Seattle’s Central District, and a current mixed-income high rise tower gives Emily hands on opportunities to bring sustainable strategies and thoughtful design to those who need the security of housing so they can thrive. She further invests in her passions through her work on WT’s Sustainability Core Team, and her years of volunteering with the Housing Development Consortium through the Exemplary Buildings Task Force and the Policy Advisory Group.
Senior Associate Erik Doran has been with Weber Thompson for nine years focusing on Construction Administration on the high-rise team, most recently on Madison & Boylston an affordable housing high rise on First Hill developed in partnership with Bellwether Housing and Plymouth Housing. Erik is drawn to the physical aspects of building, he enjoys the field interaction and seeing the buildings rise. He parlays this interest into his activity on the Seattle Architecture Foundation’s Board, exploring the history of buildings in Seattle, and how new buildings are re-shaping the environment. He especially likes working with SAF’s youth program, that immerses kids in the design world and helps them turn their ideas into physical models and sketches.
Associate Stephanie Farrell finds her work in affordable housing the most rewarding. She has been focused on the Pacific Hospital North Lot project, which recently broke ground. This affordable housing project represents so many things that are important to the future of Seattle, and to Stephanie’s work: deeply rooted community ties, a mission to halt displacement, early-learning education opportunities, sustainability, and job creation. As a longtime resident of Seattle Stephanie cherishes working on projects such as North Lot, that affect Seattle’s future. As a Graduate of UW, she is the incoming Chair of the UW’s College for Built Environment’s Professionals Advisory Council, and enjoys the interaction between Seattle’s professional architecture community.