Brittany Porter

Senior Associate — AIA, CPHC, LEED Green Assoc.

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Senior Associate Brittany Porter is passionate about low-carbon architecture that promotes health and well-being for all. With experience in urban infill multifamily and commercial projects, Brittany strives to weave the technical elements of a building into the design concept, holistically integrating performance and aesthetics. She is currently the project architect and construction administrator of Northlake Commons, a life science lab-ready, mass timber, LEED Platinum workplace on the shores of Lake Union.

Brittany is a Certified Passive House Consultant and LEED Green Associate. She was the designer of Pax Futura*, Seattle’s first certified passive house apartment building, and the 2020 PHIUS Passive House Projects Multifamily Award winner. She served on the Passive House Northwest Board of Directors from 2017-2020 and is a regular speaker on sustainable design principles.

Brittany serves on the AIA Washington Council Board of Directors, where she advocates for climate action and housing legislation at the state level. She is the former Young Architects Regional Director for the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region and former liaison to the AIA National Committee on the Environment. At WT she is a core member of the Sustianabiliteam, which leads the firm’s sustainable design initiatives.

*Designed while at Nicholson Kovalchick Architects


University of Oregon, Master of Architecture

Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Architecture


Posts by Brittany

Thoughts — Sustainability, Research + Innovation

Carbon Benefit and Beyond: Sharing the Life Cycle Assessment Findings of Northlake Commons

By Brittany Porter

News — Community

NESTED: Building Belonging at the Seattle Design Festival

By Brittany Porter