John Stout

Principal — AIA, LEED AP BD+C

John Stout headshot

John is a core member of Weber Thompson’s High-Rise Design Studio, with a portfolio of design work that has impacted the Seattle and Bellevue skylines. His passion for high-rise design, advancement, and technology is evident is his designs for projects like Nexus, Kiara, and The Ayer. John’s dedication to detail and vast experience with local jurisdictions has sped projects through design review and into construction. His design philosophy revolves around a central desire to design every space to be exceptional, welcoming, and somewhere he would want to live. High-rise communities should have their own character and bespoke details that resonate with residents while fostering a feeling of individuality. People live, work, and play in these buildings, and not a single element should be overlooked when creating a home for the thousands of people that will live in that space over its life.

Prior to joining Weber Thompson with a focus on high-rise residential and mixed-use towers, John worked on large-scale retail and mixed-use developments in China and the US.

Currently John serves on the board for the CTBUH future leaders in Seattle, is active in mentoring programs for the University of Washington Department of Architecture, and helps lead Weber Thompson’s internal design and thought-leadership groups.

Outside of work, he is a season ticket holder to many Seattle sports teams, an avid snowboarder, and is one of the few people who enjoys Seattle all year round – no summer favoritism.


University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

University of Washington, Certificate in Commercial Real Estate