Stephanie Farrell’s previous career in mechanical engineering has given her a solid platform in spatial reasoning and technical know-how. Working at IBM in product manufacturing and later in technical sales at General Electric, Stephanie felt fulfilled but was never entirely passionate about the products she was designing and selling. So in 2013 she jumped ship and dove into the Master of Architecture program at UW, eager to follow her original dream of becoming an architect.
While in school she worked with Professor Gundula Proksch, who inspired her to learn about urban agricultural systems and to investigate how the built environment can enhance and improve communities. This was the path through which she discovered Weber Thompson. She’s joined the team that’s working to design the Pacific Hospital North Lot Redevelopment, an affordable housing project that will provide housing, daycare, community services for the northern Beacon Hill neighborhood. She is passionate about solving Seattle’s homelessness/housing problems and volunteers for BLOCK Project and Plymouth Housing whenever possible.
At home, Stephanie spends time with her family (her three children keep her busy!) but finds as much time as possible to run, cook, study for her ARE exams, and hang out on her houseboat.
University of Washington, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering