Seattle, WA – October 27, 2022: Seattle-based architecture firm Weber Thompson announced today that it is a majority women-owned business, making it the largest majority women-owned architecture firm in the State of Washington at 65+ employees. The ownership group is comprised of Managing Partner Kristen Scott AIA, LEED AP, who became an owner in 1996, as well as Amanda Keating AIA, LEED AP, Elizabeth Holland MBA, LEED AP and Jeff Reibman AIA, LEED AP, all of whom joined the ownership team in 2015.
“For years, our overarching goal was to build the best firm with the broadest diversity,” states Scott. “Blaine (Weber), Scott (Thompson) and I wanted to create a work environment that allowed people to thrive and wasn’t modeled on a white, male creative world view.”
Founded by Blaine Weber and Scott Thompson in 1988, Weber Thompson was built on an ethos of creative design solutions and client-centric design. The award-winning firm works across a myriad of project types including high-rise and mid-rise affordable and market-rate residential, as well as high performance commercial building design. The firm also has internal Interior Design and Landscape Architecture teams, each run by a female Principal.
“It is part of Weber Thompson’s history to have women in leadership,” states Scott. “Being able to call ourself ‘Washington State’s largest majority women-owned architecture firm’ is a shocking statement about the profession of architecture. This shouldn’t need to be celebrated, it should be the norm. We are announcing it because fundamentally we want to inspire others to build more women-owned architecture firms, especially at larger sizes.”