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, Fitwel Ambassador

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 Senior Project Architect on 616 Battery, a 45-story high rise in the Denny Triangle neighborhood.

Meet Aaron Swain

Allison Rose Digital Communications Specialist

Allison Rose

Digital Communications Specialist

Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design / Minor in Advertising and Art History

A passion for graphic design and marketing led Allison Rose to join Weber Thompson’s small but mighty communications team in 2016. Now with over 13 years of experience, she leads the firm’s digital marketing initiatives and campaign planning strategies.

Meet Allison Rose

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Alyssa M. Mitchell

Assoc. AIA, NOMA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Science, Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management

Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture

Alyssa has a passion for affordable housing and cultural architecture that provides a beneficial impact on surrounding communities. She is currently working on Lincoln Tacoma, an affordable housing development, where she supports project design and documentation. Alyssa is an active member of NOMA NW, AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable, and the AIA Seattle Membership Committee.

Meet Alyssa M. Mitchell

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Amanda Keating

AIA, LEED® AP

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

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Azita Footohi

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Oregon, Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Drawn to the arts from a young age, Azita discovered her connection to architecture after attending a two-week summer program in high school. What initially began as an exploration into interior design at Drexel University in Philadelphia turned into an 8-year deep dive into architecture, where she also discovered her love for architectural history. After completing her Master of Architecture at the University of Washington, she was confident to have found the perfect combination for her career, a place to be collaborative, contribute creatively, and apply her desire to be detail oriented.

Meet Azita Footohi

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, Retired

Blaine Weber passed away in March 2023. He retired from Weber Thompson in March 2022, after dedicating 35 years to mentoring a generation of designers. Blaine will be remembered as a leader, designer, mentor, and friend who inspired everyone to speak up and believed that everyone had something valuable to contribute to the firm. His legacy will continue to resonate with the entire professional community and everyone at Weber Thompson.

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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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.

Senior Associate

Education

University of Oregon, Master of Architecture

Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Senior Associate Brittany Porter is passionate about low-carbon architecture that promotes health and well-being for all. With experience in urban infill multifamily and commercial projects, Brittany strives to weave the technical elements of a building into the design concept, holistically integrating performance and aesthetics. She is currently the project architect and construction administrator of Northlake Commons, a life science lab-ready, mass timber, LEED Platinum workplace on the shores of Lake Union.

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

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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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Cody Lodi

AIA, LEED AP

Principal

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Design Principal Cody Lodi AIA, LEED AP has established himself as a design leader and a creative collaborator at Weber Thompson. He has over 15 years of experience working at all scales with a focus on creating healthy, high-performance architecture. He believes in leveraging emerging digital technologies and delivery methods to better inform the design process. Cody is a mass timber advocate and design lead in the Workplace studio.

Meet Cody Lodi

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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

LEED AP, MBA

Senior Principal

Education

University of Washington, Master of Business Administration

University of Washington, Bachelor of Fine Art in English

Coach U, Core Essentials Graduate, CEG

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 Evenson

AIA, LFA

Senior 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, MBA

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture

University of Washington, Master of Business Administration

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

Senior 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, CPHC

Associate

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 over 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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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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Jack Leo Hyland

Education

University of Washington, Master of Landscape Architecture

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Michigan, Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art & Design

A member of WT’s landscape architecture studio, Jack holds dual degrees in architecture and landscape architecture. He advocates for biodiversity, championing the integration of the natural environment with the built environment. Eager to advance urban ecological stewardship at WT, he focuses on learning the detailing and integration of living landscape systems into large-scale projects, emphasizing teamwork and collaboration.

Meet Jack Leo Hyland

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Jason Hanner

AIA, 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

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Jeff Reibman

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

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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Jennifer Primm

Senior Communications Coordinator

Education

Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, Dual Major in Studio Art and Environmental Studies

Jen Primm is a creative collaborator who wears many hats as the Senior Communications Coordinator at Weber Thompson. You’ll find her writing content, designing graphics, coordinating photo shoots, and sometimes illustrating unique story panels, like Nested: A Home for Chickadee. The core of her role is on the mighty marketing team, brainstorming ways to highlight the innovative concepts and designs behind WT’s incredible portfolio of work.

Meet Jennifer Primm

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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

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

University of Washington, Certificate in Commercial Real Estate

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 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.

Meet John Stout

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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 Workplace studio. 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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Lara Tedrow

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Washington, Certificate of Construction Management

Bellevue College, Bachelor of Applied Arts Interior Design

For her entire life, Lara has felt a connection to the world of architecture and design.  Childhood memories of working on job sites with her dad, a general contractor in Bellevue, inspired her interest in pursuing an education and career path in the built environment. With utmost focus, Lara, began her journey from undergrad to five years at a design-build architecture firm, to graduate school, and then four month scholarship researching rural development in Scandinavia with Nordregio, a research institute. She interned at WT in the summer of 2021 and returned full-time in 2022 after many adventures in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Ireland.

Meet Lara Tedrow

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Leslie Riibe

Associate, 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 is Senior Graphic Designer at Weber Thompson and a vital member of WT’s Communications Studio. She is the designer and gatekeeper of Weber Thompson’s brand assets and consults with project teams on building signage. Leslie has contributed to environmental graphics for projects including Ascent, Marlowe, Watershed, and Northlake Commons. She is also a type enthusiast who offers workshops to colleagues on typographic history and best practices.

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

Mariah Marshall Associate

Mariah Marshall

AIA

Associate

Education

University of Oregon, Master of Architecture

University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

A leader in WT’s internal QM group and an engaged member of the EDI group, Mariah plays a pivotal role in the firm’s internal growth and culture.

Meet Mariah Marshall

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Marina Sosner

Education

Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies

As an analytical thinker and someone who likes a good challenge, Marina enjoys the steep learning curve and complexities found in architecture. Growing up in a small, remote town in Hawaii she was eager to attend college in an urban environment far from home. She made the leap to Boston, where she earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Northeastern University. Upon graduation, Marina landed in Seattle, where she worked on a single project (from Design Development through Construction Administration) for four years. Looking for a change of pace, Marina started a new chapter in her career at Weber Thompson in 2022 as a Project Designer.

Meet Marina Sosner

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Melissa Miranda

RA

Education

Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Growing up in big cities admiring the tall towers surrounding her, it was a natural fit for Melissa to go into high-rise design. She enjoys the early design process, being a big-picture problem solver, and seeing how the client’s vision comes to life throughout the design process.

Meet Melissa Miranda

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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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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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Neha Goel

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

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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Peter Tallar

RA

Education

Washington State University, Master of Architecture

Starting with an internship in Seattle and a Master of Architecture from Washington State University, Peter spent a decade working on various project types and running large projects at an architectural firm. Joining Weber Thompson as a Project Manager in 2023, he now focuses on principled design in affordable housing projects. Inspired by travel and fascinated by how people create a sense of place, he loves cooking and gardening during his downtime.

Meet Peter Tallar

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Rachael Meyer

PLA, LFA, GRP, LEED AP

Landscape Architecture Principal, Director of Sustainability

Education

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

Treated stormwater runs in Rachael Meyer’s blood. Leading Weber Thompson’s Landscape Architecture and Sustainability Design teams, she harnesses the passion of others to better our environment.

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

Sabina Fiore

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

Associate, BIM Manager

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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Sandy Enriquez

WELL AP

Education

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Bachelor of Architecture

Driven by a primary goal, Sandy wants to provide the most functional and nurturing environment for the user, while not forgetting our ecosystems. She is highly motivated by the impacts the built environment can have on people and the benefits of well-designed places in our lives. By bringing thoughtfully designed and innovative spaces to more communities, she hopes more people will be inspired to advocate for the improvement of their lives and not just accept the status quo.

Meet Sandy Enriquez

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Sarah Rable

NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate

Education

Drexel University, Bachelor of Science, Interior Design

Drexel University, Masters in Design Research

Since childhood, Sarah knew she wanted to be an interior designer. By the age of 11, Sarah was redecorating her room every six months, spackling, sanding, and painting her room herself, as well as refinishing thrift store finds to realize her own visions. It was only natural for Sarah to turn her passion for creating impactful spaces into a career.

Meet Sarah Rable

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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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Sean Taylor

AIA, NCARB

Education

Montana State University, Master in Architecture

Montana State University, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design

Sean was born and raised in the country, just south of Billings, MT. His childhood adventures on family road trips across the country in a minivan cemented his love for travel. After completing his undergrad at Montana State University, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and became a certified railroad conductor and engineer. He traveled to over 20 countries and almost every state, taking photos and wandering through cities, finding inspiration in every new environment.

Meet Sean Taylor

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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

AIA

Associate

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.

Meet Susan Frieson

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Tanya Kataria

AIA, WELL AP

Associate

Education

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

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

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.

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Tiffani Erdmanczyk

Assoc. AIA, LEED GA

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bachelor of Architecture

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

With an artist’s eye and a knack for details, Tiffani Erdmanczyk quickly established herself as a powerhouse upon starting at Weber Thompson in the spring of 2020. Her recent work includes architectural detailing on 800 Stewart and 9North.

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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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Weston Hambleton

GGEP

Education

University of Washington, Master of Architecture

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in French

Weston was influenced early in life by his father and grandfather’s careers in construction – it’s from watching their work that he grew an admiration for the built environment, inspiring him to pursue a career in architecture.

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Yugyeong Lee

LEED Green Assoc.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University, Bachelor of Architecture / Minor in Media Design

Yugyeong creatively integrates design and architecture. Sparked by a Korean internship, she now focuses on multi-family projects at Weber Thompson. Beyond creating eco-conscious designs, she’s also a bouldering enthusiast, aspiring licensed architect, and committed to expanding her Seattle network.

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