Our Team

Weber Thompson is a home for the voraciously curious. We work with our eyes, ears, and hearts wide open because we know that the most compelling and creative solutions are brought to life when we all get to play.

Our Team

Weber Thompson is a home for the voraciously curious.

People

Aaron Swain Aaron Swain Aaron Swain Senior Associate

Aaron Swain

AIA, CPHC

Senior Associate

Education

University of Oregon, Master of Architecture

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature/German Literature

Senior Associate Aaron Swain was project manager during design of Solis, Weber Thompson’s Certified Passive House project in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. He is currently the project manager overseeing construction of the 28-story Waverly Apartments Tower in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

Meet Aaron Swain

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Alison Waldsmith

RA, LFA

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Alison Waldsmith earned her Bachelor and then Master of Architecture, and worked in several architecture firms in Alaska and Washington before coming to Weber Thompson in 2014. She’s currently working on Orenda, an affordable housing project in the Othello Square community.

Meet Alison Waldsmith

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Amanda Keating

AIA, LEED® AP, BD+C

Senior Principal

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Master of Architecture

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Master of Urban Planning

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Senior Principal Amanda Keating bridges the gap between aesthetic judgment and technical understanding. At Weber Thompson, she manages the design, documentation and construction administration of large-scale, mixed use projects with the firm’s mid-rise and high-rise groups. Amanda is renowned for her thoughtful, even-keeled approach and calm management style.

Meet Amanda Keating

Austin Besse Austin Besse Austin Besse Senior Associate

Austin Besse

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate

Education

Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture

Joining Weber Thompson from New York City, Austin Besse is a designer with a wealth of experience ranging from high-rise residential and hospitality design to high-end residential work for private clients. As a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture, part of Austin’s design process and focus lie in the emphasis of design and technology, communicating each project’s ideas through strong visual graphics.

Meet Austin Besse

Bernadette Kelly Bernadette Kelly Bernadette Kelly Interior Design Principal

Bernadette Kelly

LEED® AP, NCIDQ

Interior Design Principal

Education

Portland State University, Bachelor of Science, Architecture

Interior Design Principal Bernadette Kelly has over 20 years of experience in interior and architectural design for projects all over the country and China, from commercial office tenant improvements to hospitality and residential design. She joined Weber Thompson in 2012, helping the Interior Design studio grow in size and reputation during the subsequent years. In 2016, she was promoted to Principal.

Meet Bernadette Kelly

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Blaine Weber

AIA

Senior Principal

Blaine is a passionate evangelist for urban living and the design and development of high-rise residential and mixed-use towers. He is a published author of numerous local and national articles on the subject. Blaine’s passion for re-invention is nourished by incessant participation in many forums for innovation and ideas. In 2006, Seattle Magazine selected Mr. Weber as: “One of 18 City Shapers, key players that are creating a new Emerald City”.

Meet Blaine Weber

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Bradford Untereker

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts, History

University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts, Japanese

University of Puget Sound, Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar

Bradford started with Weber Thompson as an intern in 2014 while he was attending the UW Master of Architecture program. He joined WT full time as a job captain where he mixes his keen eye for design and problem-solving skills on a variety of multifamily residential projects.  Bradford is inspired by the thoughtfulness behind each project and its ability to tell a great story through exceptional design.

Meet Bradford Untereker

Brian Steinburg Brian Steinburg Brian Steinburg Principal

Brian Steinburg

AIA, LEED® AP

Principal

Education

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture

Since 2000, Brian has been involved in the design, documentation and management of urban high-rise and mid-rise projects at Weber Thompson. As a Principal, Brian manages large, complex, multi-year projects from pre-design to construction administration; he is a leader in the Quality Management Task Force, and runs the firm’s internal Project Manager Forum.

Meet Brian Steinburg

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Brittany Porter

AIA, CPHC, LEED Green Assoc.

Associate

Education

University of Oregon, Master of Architecture

Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Brittany came to the Pacific Northwest eager to participate in Seattle’s booming urban-infill development and progressive building culture. She is passionate about creating places in which people thrive while consuming less. With experience in energy-efficient, urban-infill projects, she is excited to be a member of the commercial office studio.

Brittany is a frequent speaker on sustainable design principles, a certified Passive House consultant, and serves on the Board of Directors for Passive House Northwest. Brittany is also the Young Architects Regional Director for the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region.

Meet Brittany Porter

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Burton Yuen

LEED AP BD+C

Associate

Education

Utah State University, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Detail oriented and highly organized, Burton Yuen is a crucial member of Weber Thompson’s landscape architecture design studio. With over 26 years of experience in Idaho and Seattle, he’s worked on a wide variety of project types ranging from affordable housing to office campuses for technology clients.

His other passion is scenic design, which he does on a recurrent basis for the Seattle Theater Company.

Meet Burton Yuen

Carol Sanders Carol Sanders Carol Sanders Benefits / Accounting Specialist

Carol Sanders

Benefits / Accounting Specialist

Education

University of Michigan, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication

Carol has been Weber Thompson’s admin guru since 1997. She is in charge of benefits administration, processing payroll as well as accounts payable, issuing client billings and all of those miscellaneous extras that arise. A calm, thorough approach gives Carol the ability to maneuver easily through the complexities of all these areas, and she enjoys working with staff, vendors and clients.

Meet Carol Sanders

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Chelsea Gorkiewicz

AIA, LEED AP

Associate

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science, Architecture

One might say that Associate Chelsea Gorkiewicz is a free spirit, except for the fact that she’s an extremely focused, hard worker with laser-sharp attention to detail when she’s in the office. It’s outside of the office, on evenings, weekends and week-long trips that she really starts to let loose. Whether it is learning to play the accordion, exploring the vibrant music scene in Seattle, or volunteering, she’s bound to be up to something interesting.

Meet Chelsea Gorkiewicz

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Chris Golden

Senior Associate

Education

SSC, AAS in Design and Drafting

A Senior Associate and project manager at Weber Thompson, Chris continues to further his more than 35 years of experience in design, drafting and construction documentation and administration through an unprecedented professional process. He’s worked with a wide range of project types, including commercial tenant improvements, large mixed-use condominium and apartment projects, commercial retail, and mid- and high-rise structures.

Meet Chris Golden

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Cody Lodi

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Joining Weber Thompson in 2012, Cody quickly established himself on the firm’s mid-rise, mixed-use team providing design leadership and a creative, collaborative dialogue. He has over 15 years of experience working on a variety of projects ranging from single-family, midrise and high rise residential mixed-use developments to retail and commercial office projects. He is currently a thought leader and design lead in the commercial office studio.

Meet Cody Lodi

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David Burpee

LEED Green® Assoc.

Associate

Education

University of Southern California, Master of Architecture

University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

A passion for science, technology, and art paved the way for David’s career in architecture. Joining the Weber Thompson high-rise team in the spring of 2017, David enjoys the day-to-day task of design and how it can influence an environment. With high-rise project experience from all over the world including China, Indonesia and the Philippines, he understands that the relationship between technology and architecture can combine to create a building that has the potential to drastically impact a city’s skyline.

Meet David Burpee

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Elise Stephenson

Front Desk Administrator

Education

University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts – International Political Economy

As Weber Thompson’s Front Desk Administrator, Elise is best described as a cool, calm and collected presence at the front desk. Whether she is directing visitors to their conference rooms, making sure our office is fully supplied, helping with accounts payable tasks, or lending a helping hand to anyone in the office who may need it, Elise’s dependable nature helps keep the office functioning day-to-day. 

Meet Elise Stephenson

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Elizabeth Holland

MBA, LEED AP

Senior Principal

Education

University of Washington, Master of Business Administration

University of Washington, Bachelor of Fine Art in English

The nexus of where the operations of all departments converge, Elizabeth spends her days answering questions, dealing with challenges, focusing staff on priorities and answering more questions. It is a testament to her good nature that she actually enjoys this.

Elizabeth started at Weber Thompson in 2002 as the PR Director. She subsequently earned her MBA from the University of Washington and took over office operations focusing on analyzing the processes, business strategies and firm financials. Elizabeth was promoted to Associate in 2006, then Principal in 2007. In 2015 she became an owner in the firm, a highly unusual position for a non-architect in the architecture industry.

Meet Elizabeth Holland

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Emily Doe

AIA, CPHC, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

Whitman College, Bachelor of Art in Studio Art

A licensed architect at Weber Thompson since 2012, Emily’s technical, artistic and detail-oriented work method has made her a dynamic and valued team member.

Highly active in the community, Emily co-chairs the AIA Seattle Women in Design committee. She is passionate about encouraging young women to pursue technical fields and champions a workplace culture that supports diversity.

Meet Emily Doe

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Emily Evenson

AIA, RA, CPHD

Associate

Education

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture

Emily believes housing is a basic human right. As an architect, this has drawn her to clients and projects that pursue affordable and equitable housing whenever possible.

She has a passion for high performance buildings and attained her Certified Passive House Design credential in 2017.

Meet Emily Evenson

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Eric Smith

AIA, NCARB

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture

Eric joined Weber Thompson in the summer of 2019 bringing a diverse range of experience that includes high rise, mixed-use, commercial office, and K-12 projects. He is one of WT’s office BIM gurus and helps coordinate MUP and building permit sets.

Meet Eric Smith

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Erik Doran

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate

Education

Montana State University, Master of Architecture

Montana State University, Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Erik Doran still remembers walking down the corridors of the architecture office where his mother worked when he was a child in Alaska. Walking amongst the drawings and models, he knew that he needed to become an architect. For Erik, it is the process of deconstructing a building into tiny details that really excites him. He believes that the overall aesthetic is important, but the details make it special.

Meet Erik Doran

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Erik Schultz

AIA

Education

Illinois Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Architecture

Erik wasted no time launching his career in architecture – he began interning at a firm when he was just a junior in high school. Since then he has spent the last fifteen years gaining a variety of experience in multifamily, retail and most prominently, K-12 projects.

Taking the diverse challenges that architecture can present and synthesizing them into a cohesive, beautiful and functional design is what motivates Erik, and it’s one of his biggest strengths that he brings to all of his projects.

Meet Erik Schultz

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Fanny Idoux

LEED Green Assoc.

Associate

Education

The Art Institute of Seattle, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, Bachelor of Arts in English

Designing spaces that evoke specific feelings or create experiences inspires Fanny. She applies this philosophy and a love of working with space, materials and especially color to hospitality focused architectural and interior design projects.

A lover of sports – named ‘most inspirational’ on WT’s volleyball team – Fanny also holds a blue belt in karate, the result of years of hard work and practice.

Meet Fanny Idoux

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Jack Himmelheber

RA, LEED AP

Education

University of Maryland, College Park, Master of Architecture, Concentration in Urban Design

University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor of Science, Architecture

After joining Weber Thompson’s high rise team, Jack quickly established himself as an architecture and graphic design powerhouse, ushering through the design of Seattle’s Stratus before launching a two tower project in Bellevue. Both of these projects have an added attractive value for Jack – he can easily visit them.

Meet Jack Himmelheber

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Jason Hanner

RA, LEED AP

Associate

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture

Jason Hanner is a master of solving puzzles. Whether it is a detail he is drafting for a building, creating his own physical building models or working on his latest motorcycle – a puzzle is what draws him into a project. Since joining Weber Thompson in 1999, Jason has solved a lot of puzzles.

A graduate from the University of Washington where he earned his Masters in Architecture, Jason was first introduced to the world of architecture and design in his 9th grade drafting class. He has over 20 years of experience in mixed use and student housing in all phases from SD to CA.

Meet Jason Hanner

Jeanna Stone Marketing Coordinator

Jeanna Stone

Marketing Coordinator

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Communication

Back in 2015, Weber Thompson was the catalyst behind Jeanna’s fascination with architecture and the built environment. Fresh out of the hospitality industry and searching for new professional inspiration, Jeanna found her niche in the firm as a part-time marketing intern.

Meet Jeanna Stone

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Jeff Reibman

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Principal

Education

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture

For over 25 years, Jeff has been working in the Seattle area with a focus on residential design. He has a particular interest in working with senior and affordable housing developers and organizations to help them maximize their financial capabilities and turn them into safe, healthy affordable homes.

Meet Jeff Reibman

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Jiao Mei

LEED AP BD+C

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Washington, Urban Design Certificate

Jilin Jianzhu University (Jilin Province, China), Bachelor of Architecture

After completing two summer internships at Weber Thompson and receiving a Master of Architecture and Certificate of Urban Design from the University of Washington, Jiao Mei returned to the firm as a full-time employee in the spring of 2020. Her keen graphic sensibility, dedication to sustainability, and collaborative attitude have quickly made her an integral member of the firm.

Meet Jiao Mei

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Jill Myers

NCIDQ, LEED Green Assoc.

Education

Washington State University, Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Jill brings an enthusiasm for design and a wide range of hospitality and residential experience to Weber Thompson’s Interior Design team. Her work has included a variety of luxury hotels and casinos around the globe, as well as unique amenity and living spaces in multifamily developments. In addition to drawing on her creative design strategies, Jill employs strong project management skills on every project she works on.

Meet Jill Myers

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Jim Westcott

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Education

University of Washington, Certificate in Design Firm Leadership/Management

New York Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Architecture

Weber Thompson’s master high-rise project manager, Jim Westcott has led numerous complex projects in the Pacific Northwest, including Nexus, Helios and The Post. His responsibilities range from design and project management to construction administration with extensive practice in mid-rise and high-rise residential, mixed-use urban infill and retail, and commercial and cultural projects.

Meet Jim Westcott

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Johanna Lirman

Education

University of Oregon, Master of Architecture Degree

Whitman College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics

Joining Weber Thompson at the beginning of 2020, Johanna began working with the affordable housing team. Having the opportunity to help build strong, inclusive communities is one of her favorite aspects of her job.

Meet Johanna Lirman

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John Stout

LEED AP BD+C

Associate

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

University of Washington, Certificate in Commercial Real Estate

John brings an in-depth knowledge of design technology, energy modeling, and rendering technology into his role as a designer at Weber Thompson. Starting his path in engineering at the University of Washington, he quickly transitioned to architecture to pursue the purity of design and complexity of problem solving involved in the profession.

Meet John Stout

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Joseph Kolmer

RA

Associate

Education

Washington State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design / Minor of Fine Arts

An Associate at Weber Thompson, Joe has ushered multiple mid-rise, mixed-use projects from initial feasibility and yield analysis through construction since joining the firm in 1998. On each project, Joe balances a high aesthetic eye with a task-oriented approach resulting in projects that are well received by clients, municipalities and the public. He brings over 20 years of experience in corporate, hospitality, retail and residential mixed-use projects to the table.

Meet Joseph Kolmer

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Kristen Scott

AIA, LEED AP

Senior Principal

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Kristen Scott is Managing Partner and Senior Principal of Weber Thompson where she heads the commercial office design team. As Managing Partner of Weber Thompson for more than 20 years, she has overseen the growth of the firm from its beginnings to the sustainably focused 70 person multi-disciplinary firm it is today.

Meet Kristen Scott

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Laurie Allison Wilson

RA

Project Manager

Education

Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture

Laurie Allison Wilson is a project manager in Weber Thompson’s affordable housing studio. A licensed architect with over 30 years professional experience in Seattle and San Francisco, Laurie is fiercely passionate about creative placemaking and honoring the communities each building serves. She has extensive experience in affordable housing and multifamily projects.

Meet Laurie Allison Wilson

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Leslie Riibe

Senior Graphic Designer

Education

University of Washington, User-Centered Design Certificate

Seattle Central College, AAS Graphic Design & Illustration

The Evergreen State College, BA Photography, Cultural Studies

Leslie joined Weber Thompson with a wealth of experience designing visual identities and marketing assets for artists, non-profit organizations and local businesses that include Tom Douglas Restaurants and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. She brings her experience to bear on many of the projects in the office, from visual design to signage on projects such as Ascent and Marlowe.

Meet Leslie Riibe

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Lisa Kim Bartin

Education

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Master of Architecture

Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, minor in Spanish

Lisa’s career has been an exercise in building metaphorical bridges. Between interior design, master planning and architecture, Lisa relishes being the intersection of these different disciplines, weaving them in and out to create a fully integrated whole.

Meet Lisa Kim Bartin

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Maggie Carson

LEED AP BD + C

Associate

Education

Miami University, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Maggie sees the built environment as a way to enhance people’s quality of life. She has over 15 years of experience creating spaces that range from retail and large international mixed-use projects to affordable and market rate residential. She has a passion for complex projects and loves working with clients to bring each unique vision to life.

Meet Maggie Carson

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Marc Furst

AIA, LEED AP

Associate

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Architecture & Building Science

Knowing how a building is put together in a technical sense, and with a design-conscious eye, describes Associate Marc’s skills to a T. He has developed this balance through his work on a wide variety of projects including single family estates, commercial office projects, department of defense structures, tenant improvements and high-rise, mid-rise and multifamily housing projects.

Meet Marc Furst

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Mariah Marshall

AIA

Education

University of Oregon, Master of Architecture

University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

A Wisconsin native who recently relocated to Seattle from Oregon, Mariah is the newest member of Weber Thompson’s high-rise studio. She brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of high-rise design ranging from project management to ensuring QA/QC is in order; for Mariah, being able to see a project come to life is a rewarding experience that motivates her daily. Mariah thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative, goal oriented work environment. 

Meet Mariah Marshall

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Mark Dorsey

AIA, LFA

Education

University of Cincinnati, Master of Architecture, Certificate in Professional Practice

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies

Mark Dorsey is a Project Architect at Weber Thompson. He joined the team in 2016 and immediately became an invaluable member of the Commercial Office Studio. A team player who loves the collaborative nature of the firm, he approaches each new problem with a positive attitude and a willingness to dive deep to find the best possible solution. He’s been putting this skill to work as a member of the Watershed Project Team, a mixed-use commercial office that is pursuing the Living Building Pilot Program.

Meet Mark Dorsey

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Michelle Lewandowski

RA, LEED AP

Education

University of Washington, Certificate in Construction Management

University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Architecture

Architecture has been a presence in Michelle life since she was small. Be it Legos or puzzles; she has always been drawn to the highly analytical and problem solving nature of architecture. Growing up in Austin, Michelle attended the University of Texas at Austin for her degree, then followed friends to Seattle after acclimating to the climate through an internship in Vancouver, B.C.

Meet Michelle Lewandowski

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Mily Keith

LEED AP BD+C, Int'l Assoc. AIA

Education

School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Chiclayo – Lambayeque, Peru, Bachelor of Architecture + Master of Architecture and Urban Planning

Mily Keith is a member of the firm’s high rise studio with a passion for sustainability and creating healthy homes for people of all types.

Throughout her career she’s worked in a variety of firms and roles spanning urban planning, municipal work, neighborhood revitalization and assisted living and memory care facilities in the United States and her native Peru. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Chiclayo in Lamgayeque, Peru.

Meet Mily Keith

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Monica Knapp

Education

Santa Clara University, Bachelor of Science in Art History and Psychology

Bellevue College, Interior Design Studies

Monica Knapp arrived at Weber Thompson in 2007 with a background in Museum Collections Curating / Art Handling and Marketing. In 2011, she joined the Interior Design team and has since worked on a multitude of diverse projects, her favorite thus far being Stratus, a high-rise in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood.

Meet Monica Knapp

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Myer Harrell

AIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, Homes

Principal, Director of Sustainability

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

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.

Myer focuses on urban infill mid-rise, mixed use multifamily and boutique-scale commercial office construction. 

Meet Myer Harrell

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Neha Goel

LEED AP BD+C Int’l Assoc. AIA

Associate

Education

School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi, India, Master in Building, Engineering & Management

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

Neha believes a good responsive design is inherently responsible sustainable design.  Sustainability is not an add-on; it is an integral part of everything from what we do as professionals to the way we dispose of our own trash. Her background in a resource constrained environment, where sustainability is a means of survival, permeates her design approach – low tech, passive and contextual in nature. 

Meet Neha Goel

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Nicole Winn

AIA, LEED AP, FitWel Ambassador

Principal

Education

University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Since 1997, Nicole has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout the office. Her belief that good design comes from a solidified work method combined with continuing education led her to become part of Weber Thompson’s first wave of LEED APs and a member of the team that originated Weber Thompson’s sustainable design initiatives.

Meet Nicole Winn

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Rachael Bauer

NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C

Senior Associate

Education

Washington State University, Bachelor of the Arts in Interior Design and Spanish

Joining Weber Thompson in 2011, Senior Associate Rachael Bauer works as part of the Interior Design Group on a variety of mixed-use, multifamily buildings and commercial projects. Each year with every new project, Rachael expands her design aesthetic, turning spaces into a unique vision to best fit each client.

Meet Rachael Bauer

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Rachael Meyer

PLA, GRP, LEED AP

Landscape Architecture Principal

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture / Bachelor of Arts, Scandinavian Studies

Rachael Meyer leads Weber Thompson’s Landscape Architecture Studio with extensive experience in commercial, residential, and public projects. She is a critical team member early in projects to help build consensus amongst clients, consultants and other key stakeholders.

Rachael is a leader in the design of green stormwater infrastructure in the region, as well as the design of green roofs, urban agriculture and sustainable strategies.

Meet Rachael Meyer

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Rick Nishino

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Education

Washington State University, Bachelor of Architecture

It is hard to overstate Rick’s importance to Weber Thompson. When he joined the firm in 1998 he brought extensive knowledge of construction administration and has developed CA into a core area of practice for the firm. Rick is a resource on CA for nearly all of the firm’s projects, oversees building code analysis, technical issues and quality assurance, and is the man everyone goes to with their construction questions. As a graduate from Washington State University where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture, Rick integrates his analytical mind and creativity into an array of areas.

Meet Rick Nishino

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Sabina Fiore

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

For Sabina, the process of designing beautiful, functional environments that people can call home is what inspires her.  She has over a decade of experience working on residential projects that range from single-family homes to high-rise multifamily units. Her versatile background in both architecture and interior design gives her a unique perspective on how people use the space around them. Working closely with Weber Thompson’s interior and high-rise design teams, she uses her creative skillset on some of WT’s largest projects.

Meet Sabina Fiore

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Sam Castro

RA

Education

Washington State University, Bachelor of Architecture

Sam Castro is Weber Thompson’s BIM Manager and an architectural designer excited to rejoin the Weber Thompson team after ten years away. He is engaged in facilitating the evolution from digital drafting boards to BIM (Building Information Modeling) and the collaborative ecosystem that allows for.

Meet Sam Castro

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Scott Thompson

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Principal, Retired

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts – Environmental Design

Scott Thompson passed away December 12th, 2017 after a long fight with cancer. We remember him as a great mentor and good friend, who cared deeply about the people at Weber Thompson, and made sure that everyone who worked for him had their contributions and worth acknowledged and celebrated before his own. He is missed.

A Founding Principal at Weber Thompson, Scott Thompson retired at the end of 2015 with over 35 years of architectural and planning experience, specializing in high-density, urban infill and mixed-use buildings. He also worked on commercial structures, planned-unit developments, high-end condominiums, multifamily housing, hospitality projects, health clubs and custom single-family residences during his career.

Meet Scott Thompson

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Shoshanah Haberman

Education

University of Maryland, Master of Landscape Architecture

School of Oriental and African Studies, Master of Arts in Politics and Society of the Middle East

Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts in History

After starting her career as a Middle East Analyst for the Department of Defense, Shoshanah sought a field where she could explore her creativity and connect with the outdoors. Landscape architecture was an obvious answer for her, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Meet Shoshanah Haberman

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Skye Bredberg

AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Education

Washington State University, Master of Architecture

Washington State University, Bachelor of Architectural Science

After earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in architecture, Skye Bredberg went on to work in retail design, multifamily, healthcare and office TIs. In 2014, she made the move to Weber Thompson because of the firm’s esteemed roster of multifamily projects, and to utilize her experience with feasibility studies, zoning, code, and site analysis work. She delights in untangling the web of codes – from zoning to building to accessibility – that govern the way buildings go together.

Meet Skye Bredberg

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Stephanie Farrell

Assoc. AIA

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Washington, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

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.

Meet Stephanie Farrell

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Susan Frieson

AIA, NOMA, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Art in Architecture

As part of WT’s residential high-rise team, Susan draws on a wide variety of previous firm experience. Two of her favorite projects bookend the gambit of options – one a LEED Platinum Inn & Spa in Yountville, CA; the other the Permanent International Terminal at O’Hare airport. Both projects were marked by high levels of collaboration and acted as a great learning experiences.

Susan is an active member / volunteer with AIA Seattle, especially with the Diversity Roundtable Committee which advocates for underrepresented groups and women in the architecture profession.

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Tanya Kataria

Assoc. AIA, WELL AP, LEED® Green Assoc.

Education

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

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

Pursuing a degree in architecture was a natural choice for Tanya. Born and raised in India, she grew up admiring forts, tombs and minarets of the Mughal architecture and grand buildings of the Colonial era.

In addition to being a LEED Green Associate, Tanya is a WELL Building certified Accredited Professional, a standard that focuses on the impact of a building on human health and wellness. If not already evident, sustainability is one of Tanya’s core passions and she seeks to integrate sustainable strategies into her projects whenever possible.

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Tiffani Erdmanczyk

Assoc. AIA

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bachelor of Architecture

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Joining the firm in the spring of 2020, Tiffani has yet to meet many of her teammates in person. That hasn’t stopped her from jumping into her work on 800 Stewart with both feet. As an architectural detailer she works closely with the rest of the design and detailing team to breathe life into this 600’ faceted sculptural tower that is slated to begin construction in 2021.

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Todd Mayne

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Principal Todd Mayne is a Project Manager at Weber Thompson specializing in construction administration and quality assurance. His professional interests and passions include building technology and the process of bringing a project from concept to completion.

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Vy Dang

Education

Washington State University, Bachelor of Interior Design

Before officially joining the firm’s Interior Design Studio, Vy was an intern while earning her Bachelor of Interior Design from Washington State University. She worked on maintaining the robust materials library, a task which educated her about working with product vendors and advocating for healthier materials. 

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