Myer Harrell

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

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Myer Harrell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Homes is a Principal and the 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 boutique-scale commercial office construction. Recently he project managed DATA 1, a LEED Gold Certified building, and Watershed, the award-winning new Weber Thompson headquarters that is targeting Living Building Petal certification. Myer was also 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. 

Myer received the AIA Young Architects Award in 2021. He was also named a 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.

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

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Posts by Myer

Thoughts — Sustainability, Research + Innovation

Sustainable satellites: Saviors of our cities?

By Myer Harrell

Thoughts — Sustainability

The future of buildings already exists

By Myer Harrell

Thoughts — Sustainability, Research + Innovation

[DOWNLOAD] Pursuing high-rise multifamily energy efficiency in Seattle

By Myer Harrell

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