Tanya Kataria

Associate — AIA, WELL AP

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Born and raised in India, Tanya was influenced by the rich architectural heritage of the Mughal and Colonial eras and found her calling in architecture amidst the rapid commercialization altering New Delhi’s landscape. Disturbed by the displacement of vernacular architecture with incongruous glass towers, she pursued a Master’s in Sustainability at the University of Pennsylvania, aiming to marry environmentally friendly design with modern needs.

A WELL Accredited Professional, Tanya’s commitment to sustainability is integral to her role at Weber Thompson. Part of the firm’s Sustainability Team, she actively contributes to advancing sustainable design and operations. Her work primarily focuses on creating equitable, healthy environments for Seattle’s underserved communities. Tanya’s notable contributions include her role as Project Architect and Designer for the affordable senior housing project, Patsy Surh Place and the award-winning Orenda workforce housing project.

An active AIA member, Tanya is Washington State’s National Young Architect representative and an AIA Washington Council Board Associate. She is part of AIA’s inaugural Next to Lead cohort, advocating for inclusivity within architecture. Tanya also champions a more equitable architectural licensure process for foreign architects and immigrants by sharing her research with state and national organizations to foster change.

When not at the office, Tanya can be found doing CrossFit, scuba diving, or exploring the unique architecture and offerings of the many neighborhoods around Seattle.


University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, PA, Master in Environmental Building Design

Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon, India, Bachelor of Architecture


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