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High-Rise Design Studio

High Rise High-Rise Residential Towers are complex vertical communities – almost cities unto themselves. But they are not islands; they are inextricably connected to their contextual surroundings and to the greater urban fabric. A well designed tower graces the skyline. It becomes a way-finder for pedestrians, an icon for a neighborhood, and most importantly, a home and an urban oasis for the renters or homeowners who live there. The most essential factor in the design of a successful residential tower is to create a rich lifestyle that resonates with the target market audiences – everything else follows.


2nd & Virginia North and Cristalla

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Meet Your Team Blaine Weber AIA P R I NC I PA L I N CHA R GE With high-profile, skyline changing projects founding Principal Blaine Weber has led our High-Rise Design Studio to the stellar west coast reputation it holds today. He has over 45+ years of experience designing high-rise towers, hotels, luxury condominiums, mixed-use projects and a wide range of commercial projects.

Dan Foltz AIA, LEED® AP DE S I G N PR I NCI PA L Dan Foltz leads the design and planning of complex urban projects with an emphasis on high rises. He has over 25 years of comprehensive professional experience, both domestic and international, with an intensive design background in a wide range of project types and markets.

Jim Westcott AIA, LEED® AP BD+C S E NI O R P R O J E C T M ANAGER / P R INC IPA L Weber Thompson’s master high-rise Project Manager, Jim Westcott has run numerous complex projects. 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, commercial and cultural projects.

Brian Steinburg LEED® AP BD+C S E NI O R P R O J E C T M A NA GER / P R INC IPAL 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 Senior Project Manager, Brian manages large, complex, multi-year projects from pre-design to construction administration. He brings an acute attention to design, constructability and budget, developing elegant, constructible and affordable solutions to complex design problems.

Rick Nishino AIA, LEED® AP C O NS T R U C T I O N A D M INISTR ATION P R INC IPAL Rick is a solutions-based, problem-solving thinker, and one of the most level headed people in the industry. He has the ability to calm down any situation, and take any challenge in stride. It is no wonder that Rick has one of the most exemplary reputations in the field, and is a team member who most clients ask for by name.

Todd Mayne AIA, LEED® AP BD+C CO NS T R U C T I O N AD M INISTR ATION P R INC IPA L Todd is a vital asset to his team and to the culture here at Weber Thompson through his work ethic, well-rounded knowledge in design and technology, and overall engagement in firm life. He is a valued resource on technical matters and mentors various staff members as they work through construction administration issues.




Cirrus S E AT T L E , WA

Located in a prime transit-oriented intersection of a streetcar connection plus five busy streets, Cirrus is perfectly positioned to support Seattle’s goals for more residential density downtown at affordable price points. With the emerging South Lake Union / Denny Triangle and the ever expanding Amazon campus directly across the street, this project fills what will be new demand for this technology-savvy market of renters. Special attention was paid to the shaping of the base, in an effort to anchor the tower to its site, and activate the pedestrian realm with a sophisticated response to the Lenora green street. The tower itself is sleek, sculpted and modern, with a playful curtainwall system that is punctuated with ‘cutouts’. For residents, a large common area rooftop terrace and amenities provide additional living space, and a rich venue for socializing with neighbors and friends.

NAIOP 2016 High Rise Residential of the year 440 ft tower with 38 stories 248 units with an average of 1058 sf per unit 476,000 gsf and 3,714 sf retail 1.1 parking stalls per unit Certified LEED Silver, New Construction SERVICES

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C I R RU S I NTER I O R D ES I G N Connecting residents to Downtown Seattle’s retail offerings and culture and South Lake Union’s recreation and innovation is a primary focus of Cirrus. The interior spaces are designed with the South Lake Union professional crowd in mind, offering luxe materials in a neutral palette with splashes of color. A culturally diverse renter in the prime of their careers, residents of Cirrus enjoy cooking, entertaining and socializing; they’ve got an eye for refined urban style. Throughout, high-touch materials calm and soothe the senses at the end of a long day at the office or a night on the town. The timeless common spaces and unit finishes make Cirrus an urban home, not a generic rental.


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Roof top terrace features water garden with aquatic plants, casbah area, hearths, and BBQs ‘Green Street’ streetscape along Lenora SERVICES

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C I R RU S L A N DSC A PE A RC H ITEC TU R E A successful streetscape design means the landscape and building both connect to the greater fabric of the neighborhood. For Cirrus, the landscape took its cues both from the building’s architecture, and from the contextual and cultural elements that permeate the district. On the street, a pattern of Ash and Dogwood trees are consistent with the landscape at the nearby Cornish campus, while the paving patterns mimic the shape of the building above. This ties the street together and grounds the building in the urban fabric. Up above, a roof top oasis provides valuable amenities to residents. The area is divided into three zones of activity. The clubroom opens to a BBQ/bar with a lantern fireplace surrounded by seating that allows for groups to gather, meet and enjoy the city view. On the opposite end, a more intimate area branches off the collaboration amenity space. The focal point is a large hearth built into the back of a stick formed concrete planter creating the optimal configuration for a large singular group. Enjoining the two entertainment areas is a tranquil water garden filled with water lilies and water hawthorne. 8



LUMA’s clean, modern design works hard to be a good neighbor. A simple, elegant tower rises from the ground at the corner, while a podium wraps the east and west corners extending the lines of the adjacent and nearby low-rise buildings. A heavier, darker element hugs the back of the tower, grounding the project and setting off the lighter, more dominate structure. The tight First Hill site was the greatest challenge in the design. There was little relief off the sidewalk, so carefully landscaped linear gardens around the tower were designed to relieve and activate the street level, creating an appealing pedestrian experience and reinforcing the residential flavor for this neighborhood. Along the tower, corner balconies are featured on every floor culminating in a generous roof top amenity package with 270 degree views of the city, Puget Sound and Mt. Baker.

A 240 foot tall tower located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Approx. 215 residential apartments Mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units with some live/work units Five levels of subgrade parking


LU M A I NTER I O R D ES I G N Designed to appeal to the stylish, upscale tastes of the high-end condominium market, LUMA is filled with quality details, mature materials and a bit of drama around each corner. Unexpectedly bold black and white photography is juxtaposed with marble floors in formal patterns. Highly polished light fixtures float in amenity spaces to create pools of light, and slender reveals in ceilings and walls create visual interest while defining spatial transitions. Amenity areas are plentiful and include a library, private dining room, outdoor terrace, clubroom with kitchen and fireplace, and fitness center.



Generous amenity package includes a roof top deck with 270 degree views, a dog run and seating/BBQ areas with adjacent sun room, party room, theater and private conference/ dining room. SERVICES

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LU M A L A N DSC A PE A RC H ITEC TU R E LUMA’s streetscape is designed for safety and security. Privacy shrubs and tall grasses line the building and planting strip. The formality of Green Gem Korean Boxwood is paired with Autumn Sedge and Russian Juniper to soften what would otherwise be an austere look. Street trees include Japanese Hornbeam and Fernleaf Japanese Maple, which provide shade in the summer and stunning, colorful foliage in the fall. Ample canopy, spot and security lighting is provided around the perimeter at the ground level to deter vandalism and nefarious activity and accentuate the building’s architectural features. On the rooftop, a clubroom and lounge opens onto a sprawling rooftop terrace with chaise lounges, grills, a fire-pit and a soaking pool complete with privacy landscaping and an outdoor shower. This stunning roof deck offers generous views of Seattle’s skyline, Mount Rainer and Lake Union and is the perfect place for residents to entertain guests or relax at the end of a long day.




The Post S E AT T L E , WA

The Post is a decidedly modern residential tower, yet it speaks to the medley of styles, heights, and character drawn from the historic buildings in the adjacent Pioneer Square and downtown financial district. A wealth of amenities and compact units target young professionals looking for a vibrant and urban home. The entire roof top is devoted to one of the most generous amenity packages in downtown Seattle. One of the more playful elements is affectionately known as “The Cube”. Serving both as lobby and gathering space, the tallceilinged and very transparent structure sits in a landscaped public plaza linking The Post to the Colman Ferry Pedestrian Bridge. An adjacent stair and elevator structure connects this bridge with the retail on Post and Western Avenue. These high quality retail spaces with 20 foot high ceilings and large glass panes create inviting storefront entries along the building’s entire Western Avenue frontage, and on most of Post Avenue. One of the most talked about features is the catenary lighting that is strung across Post Avenue, to enliven and activate what used to be a dark alley passage.

183,329 sf of residential area with 10,000 sf of retail and 142 stalls of all-above grade parking 208 “loft style” apartments designed to appeal to Gen Y Aggressive, fast track schedule resulting in entitlements and building permit in record time Type 1 construction with high performance glass curtain wall and terra cotta accents


TH E PO ST I NTER I O R D ES I G N The interior design is a combination of grit and glitz. Loft style apartments reminiscent of New York artists’ lofts evoke an edgy yet polished aesthetic that permeates throughout The Post. An urban-focused apartment building with amenities to match, The Post’s design translates from inside out, showcasing an elegant and modern tower design with curb appeal on all four sides. The interior design takes advantage of the building’s urban flavor, using exposed concrete ceilings and mechanical systems, alongside high-touch finishes like wood flooring and copper screens. The building amenities, including a clubroom, games room, rooftop sky lounge, and expansive roof desk, are an active extension of the individual units and a means for fostering community.


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Rooftop amenity

Amenities include an oversized party lounge, a game room with a pool table and bar, a 24/7 fitness studio and yoga room, and expansive roof deck with lounge pool. SERVICES

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TH E PO ST L A N DSC A PE A RC H ITEC TU R E Taking cues from The Post’s architecture, our landscape architects created a design that is simplicity itself – with clean, pure lines and a strong, minimal plant palette. On Columbia Avenue, a grove of honeylocust trees encapsulates “The Cube” and its granite plinth. This creates a public oasis, tucked into the Colman Ferry Pedestrian Bridge, with the trees’ fine foliage reflecting the delicate transparency of The Cube while framing the pedestrian bridge and sidewalk. Around Western and Marion Avenue, new street trees and fragrant ground cover plantings line the roads and soften the urban edge. The roof top level is the hub of The Post’s amenity spaces. Simple plantings define outdoor sitting areas with long low planters filled with ornamental grasses creating foreground views from the indoor amenity spaces. The main roof garden feature is a reflecting pool with a tigerwood platform, wide enough for lounging. Two Japanese Maples and a Japanese Black Pine anchor one end of the pool.



Nexus S E AT T L E , WA

In 2015, Vancouver B.C. based Burrard Development commissioned Weber Thompson to design Nexus, an iconic, and very forward-thinking 440’ residential tower on a site at the northern edge of Downtown Seattle. Delivering on the client’s request, this bold and dynamic tower will celebrate the Seattle skyline from southbound I-5, Capitol Hill and beyond. The tower is based off of on a concept of stacked and rotated boxes, each of which twists away from its counterparts by 4 degrees – for a total of 8 degrees of separation. The result is one of implied motion – the tower seems to move as one moves around it. Deep reveals between these twisting boxes serve as wrap-around garden terraces, bringing a bit of green to the tower, and breaking down the tower’s overall bulk and scale. These “sky-terrace” levels allow for multiple penthouse floors containing 2-story corner units with wrap-around decks and 2-story glass encased living rooms with private balconies. Designed with Millennials and urban loving empty nesters in mind, the entire project is conceived as a celebration of technology, with a focus on sustainable principals and a new way to live.

440 foot residential tower in Downtown Seattle 367 residential units Total gross square footage of 539,688 sf including parking Above-grade parking podium features backlit glass fins that respond to motion of cars SERVICES

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2nd & Pine S E AT T L E , WA

Located at the intersection of 2nd and Pine, and near the juncture of the Market and Retail Districts, the currently under-utilized site serves as a surface parking lot adjacent to the Macy’s parking structure. 2nd & Pine fills a pedestrian void on the busy pedestrian route from downtown Seattle to Pike Place Market. This 40-story high-rise residential tower celebrates its vibrant and active location with an animated curtain wall composed of highperformance, playful metal accents and a strong pre-cast concrete base. The fractured pre-cast clad podium of the tower houses micro apartment units that animate the above grade parking. Designed for Equity Residential with a stated objective to create a timeless, iconic and ultra-modern design, this sleek tower will serve the luxury apartment market with 400 upscale units over an active podium with parking over wrap-around ground-level retail and an inviting residential entry. The design team partnership, WTGBD, is composed of Seattlebased Weber Thompson and Portland-based GBD Architects. The project is currently under construction.

300,000 sf tower in prime downtown Seattle location 40 stories tall with approx. 400 apartment units 250 stalls split between aboveand below-grade parking Seeking LEED Silver Certification SERVICES

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425 Fairview S E AT T L E , WA

Located on one of the more southerly Fairview super-blocks in South Lake Union, 425 Fairview Avenue will provide much needed housing in a neighborhood that is suddenly dense with new commercial office buildings. These office buildings contain large-scale tech and biomedical companies slated to add thousands of jobs every year. The current challenge for these employees however, is finding convenient, walkable housing. This half-block project will address this anticipated demand. The elongated, large-plate high-rise tower is sculpted and modulated with angles and chevrons that facet the face of a playful window wall, which is animated with shifting patterns of varied color and sheen. These patterns allude to the fascinating binary patterns that are inherent to the work of the many technology and life science companies that have grown like weeds in this burgeoning part of Seattle. An illuminated vertical architectural feature will draw the eye to the top of the tower, which will include a roof top garden and an illuminated cut out that is affectionately known as “The Notch”. The base of the tower includes masonry “shoulders” with deep punched windows, grounding the light and airy tower.

433 residential units 10,000 sf of retail and below grade parking split among two buildings One 7-story Type III mid-rise, and one Type 1 24-story high rise High-quality materials include Equitone cementitious panels, metal panels, and Corten SERVICES

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970 Denny S E AT T L E , WA

970 Denny is a mixed-use project that juxtaposes a modern, sleek and sculpted 440’ tall tower with a crisp podium structure that is carefully proportioned to blend with nearby industrial age warehouse structures. Located at the southernmost edge of South Lake Union and the northernmost edge of Denny Triangle, the building is positioned to enhance the walkability and transit orientation of Seattle’s downtown. Substantial retail in the base of the structure at the corner of Denny and Terry will activate this former ‘dead zone’ into a vibrant gateway into these two districts. Large, airy and transparent retail spaces spill onto the sidewalk with large glass garage-style doors that will create an indoor/outdoor connection. The tower is positioned mid-block, allowing for a lushly landscaped outdoor terrace on top of the podium. This sky garden is crowned with a pavilion that will be enclosed in operable glass on three sides. Residents will enjoy the intimate seating areas, dining spaces, BBQs and sunbathing corners of this veritable urban roof-top park; those who live on the towers south side will also enjoy the view of this “fifth elevation”.

461 apartments offering a mix of unit sizes and configurations 4 levels of sub-grade parking housing 374 stalls 15,098 sf of retail Amenities located at three levels, the first and seventh floor and the rooftop. Anticipating LEED Silver SERVICES

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Stratus S E AT T L E , WA

Located across the street from Amazon’s new South Campus in the heart of downtown Seattle’s Denny Triangle, Stratus is strategically positioned to house the coming technology and life science workers. Developed as a market rate apartment tower, it will provide a generous, targeted package of socially-focused amenities. The site is situated at the confluence of two Green Streets and east of a proposed park. This location became the project’s most significant design driver and differentiator. We collaborated with the Seattle Parks Department, working through preliminary design and those areas where the two sites connect and interact. Thoughtful attention to neighborhood context and the greater urban fabric informed the design language of this sculpted tower with its composition of sleek modern geometry, skinned with a taut, modern curtain wall. Each elevation is a unique response to adjacent structures, with materials that are crisp, airy and light.

396 Residential units 440’ tower 439,600 SF of residential space 7,760 SF of Retail SERVICES

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Viktoria – ‘The Vik’ S E AT T L E , WA

Viktoria joins the ranks of projects designed as a condominium tower, but re-tooled as an apartment tower in response to market conditions. Project density was increased by 80 units, with average unit size decreased for optimal price points and mix. All private decks and fireplaces were eliminated in deference to enhanced and socially-active “hiving” style amenities. The tower is anchored to the ground with vertical elements that help to slenderize the building and define the entry. The layered façade is composed of precast concrete elements and metal panels in a glass curtain wall, reaching up to a crowning Dawn Redwood that pokes through an oculus in the deep, cantilevered terrace roof. Ribbons of bay windows break the mass of the Second Avenue façade. These pop-outs are the original decks, transformed to capture additional leasing area, and to create spectacular northsouth views right off the units’ dining rooms. Precast scale elements at the base of the building create a strong relationship to surrounding context, while at the same time creating a finer grain in sympathy with the adjacent historical structures.

A 268 foot tall, 25 story apartment tower 249 units with an average of 733 sf per unit 287,000 gsf with 3,763 sf retail space LEED NC Certified SERVICES

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Premiere on Pine S E AT T L E , WA

Premiere on Pine soars 40 stories above Seattle’s theater district and Convention Center. Recently completed, this project joins Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue and Cirrus [both also designed by Weber Thompson] as one of Seattle’s tallest residential towers. Weber Thompson re-tooled this project, top to bottom, to meet the new owner’s vision and budget, increasing the number of units, removing all the private decks and replacing them with a generous amenity program and a dramatic hotel-inspired rooftop Sky Lounge and Terrace. The bold design includes a high-energy curtain wall façade composed of high-performance glass that is broken by a staccato rhythm of metal columns that reach for the sky. Rich, earthy rust, gray and bronze tones complement the vintage masonry of the adjacent 1929 Paramount Theatre. To celebrate its location in the theater district, the base of the structure features two massive LED backlit glass art marquees that will cycle through the color spectrum. This not only conceals the above grade parking, it will activate and celebrate the project’s theatre district location.

NAIOP 2015 High Rise Residential of the year 40 story tall apartment building 386 apartments, in a mix of open one bedrooms to three bedrooms and penthouses Five levels of above grade parking over one level of retail and five levels of sub-grade parking. SERVICES

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Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue S E AT T L E , WA

Slender, elegant and sculpted, Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue is dedicated to sophisticated urban living. This state-of-the-art residential tower has an elegant and modulated, high performing glass curtain wall. A skyline enhancing crown features dramatic 25 and 40 foot tall curvilinear fins which embrace and screen the rooftop core mechanical spaces and connect to vertical architectural elements from the tower itself. These elements define the four fragments that compose the building, each utilizing a mix of white metal panels, mullion patterning and glazing in different ways to emphasize four slender shards of glass reaching for the sky. A primary design goal was to create a modern, LEED Silver certified tower that responds to its lively surrounding urban neighborhood. The project promotes intensifying urban density to create a more pedestrian-centric, 24/7 downtown core. To connect with the neighborhood, the above ground parking was activated with small studios that wrap around the parking levels, creating “found spaces� for residents to use for offices, hobby rooms, etc.

440 foot tower with 39 stories 142 units, with an average 1915 sf per unit 495,000 gsf with 2,964 sf retail space LEED Silver certified Completed Construction December 2008 SERVICES




Cristalla S E AT T L E , WA

Cristalla finds a balance between a glassy, modern high rise and an ornate, highly detailed historic building. The original terra cotta facades of the Crystal Pool Natatorium were identified as a cherished icon by the Belltown community who clamored to have them restored. Honoring this history and neighborhood context were two key driving forces in Cristalla’s design. Our designers created a definitive backdrop to the heritage facades, using a stepped, layered palette of Italian limestone and champagne aluminum panels, in concert with a cascading composition of blue glass, evoking flowing water and reflecting the site’s original use. The Natatorium’s original dome – demolished in the 1960s – is replicated above the entrance with a steel pergola that unifies the two remaining terra cotta facades. When constructed in 2005, Cristalla was the first high-rise residential building built in Seattle in 13 years. It represented a kind of luxury living the city lacked but demanded. Over 100 sales were made in the first two weeks of the sales center opening.

A 23-story, 197 unit high-rise condominium/retail project Integrated the original building’s terra cotta façade into the design 398,075 gsf including parking Unit mix includes studios, onebedrooms, two-bedrooms, and penthouses, sizes range from 436 – 2,819 sf. SERVICES

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Madison Tower / Hotel 1000 S E AT T L E , WA

Madison Tower is Seattle’s very first hybrid development combining a five-star boutique hotel with a chic and sophisticated residential community perched above. Providing for a pampered lifestyle, the residents have access to all of the hotel’s amenities including maid, valet, and room services; 24-hr concierge; a spa and exercise facility; business center; lounges; and a bar/restaurant with private entertainment space. The design team used focus groups in combination with a thoughtful exploration of buyer psychographics and careful collaboration with the client and marketing team to tailor residences for potential homeowners at different price points. The sophisticated and timeless design of the hotel and the residences is crisp and modern, with a deliberate Seattle/Pan Pacific flavor. Floor plans were designed so that every unit is on a corner, commanding magnificent water or city views. Clean lines, sculpted geometry and bold color and textures combine to create a rich guest experience with warm residential ambiances.

Twenty-five story tower (240 ft) with 120 hotel guest suites and 47 condominiums 278,975 gsf 11,013 sf retail including hotel administration SERVICES

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8th & Pine S E AT T L E , WA

Manhattan energy and Seattle sensibility converge in this sleek, modern hotel/residential tower. Working with two disparate uses, the design demonstrates that they can be combined into a harmonious, expressive composition that celebrates urban living.

Modern mixed-use condo / hotel tower with retail at the base 550 ft with 49 stories

The tower is set back from the street above the podium, responding to the light rail tunnel below and providing open space for a lush garden terrace. This setback creates a scale element to provide visual relief from the density of a newly emerging and very densely packed neighborhood. A generouslylandscaped entry plaza creates a powerful sense of arrival and defines the gateway corner.

Approximately 400 residential units and 200 hotel suites; average 1,080 sf

Separate and distinct entries are provided for the hotel and residences, with easy access to all of the amenities associated with a four star hotel. The residences feature ceiling heights ranging from 9.5 ft to more than 12 ft, a generous balcony or solarium and flexible floor plans.


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Cinema Tower S E AT T L E , WA

Taking the combination of Cinema and Panorama to heart, Cinema Tower plays off the adjacent Cinerama with subtle cues of theater and drama in a highly energetic faรงade, culminating in a rooftop terrace featuring an outdoor movie theater. The design is all about injecting some fun, energy and a seriously modern vibe into an uber urban neighborhood where passionate city people live and thrive. Many of the scale elements and proportions of the tower call back to the 146 degree field of view and the 2.65:1 aspect ratio of the Cinerama screen, which seeks to create a visual experience akin to how the focal length and field of vision of the human eye perceives reality. The facades are broken down into smaller vertical elements that work to create a slender look and graceful scale. The top is sculpted to enhance the Seattle skyline while also creating a pedestrian wayfinder. This sophisticated tower comes with an astounding array of lifestyle amenities designed to foster interaction among residents and create an urban nirvana. A richly designed roof garden draws residents together, anchoring the community atmosphere.

440 ft mixed-use tower with 40 stories 339 rental units, average 803 sf per unit over a four star hotel with 144 keys, and a 1,824 sf restaurant 177 parking stalls,seven floors below grade SERVICES

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Park 88 B E L L E V U E , WA

With sweeping views of Downtown Park, the nine story Park 88 apartment building brings a contemporary slant to the Old Bellevue historic district, bridging its smaller scale one and two story buildings with the modern towers of downtown. The architecture is played up to relate to the site’s geometry, with a curve that parallels the road and a dramatic sweep to the north that enhances the views of the park and downtown. On the alley a subtle v-shape in the façade adds relief along the alley and creates views. Metal frames on the building rise up to create a compelling structure nine feet above the top of the building. The interior design is targeted to the sophisticated professional with a palette of whites and wood, and a modern sensibility coupled with accents from nature echoing the park. A courtyard on the second floor is landscaped with bamboo, rock gabion planters and two feature screen gabion walls. The courtyard is wrapped by a number of amenities including a theater, fitness/yoga room, business center, conference room, and the leasing center.

160 apartment units ranging from studios to two bedrooms Eight stories of residential above one level of retail Construction completed in mid-2016 SERVICES

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8th & Columbia


Additional High-Rise Projects During the last twelve years, Weber Thompson has designed successful high-rise residential projects that are built, entitled, or in the queue for a construction start. With each project, we work diligently to deliver thoughtful design that will achieve success on every level, starting with our client’s vision and ending with success in the marketplace. Weber Thompson has a solid track record for delivering successful projects, and our reputation is built on a foundation of listening carefully and delivering on our promises.


8th & Columbia | Seattle, WA

500 Terry | Seattle, WA

UDR Cadillac | Seattle, WA

2nd & Virginia South | Seattle, WA

Terry & Howell Marriott | Seattle, WA

Bellwether High-Rise Feasibility | Seattle, WA

UDR Bell Plaza | Bellevue, WA

Urban Towers | Bellevue, WA

Hwang Bellevue | Bellevue, WA


500 Terry

Madison Tower

Viktoria, 2nd & Virginia South, 2nd & Virginia North


Interior Design Tell me a story. From the time we are little kids, we beg our parents, teachers, friends to tell us a story – it’s how we share the past, create the future, and celebrate the present. For us, interior design is all about telling a story – through space, light, color, and mood, from the curve of a chair leg to the typeface on a menu. Each piece fits together to weave an experience that challenges, inspires, comforts, or delights, and ultimately invites people back for more.



Leadership Bernadette Rubio NCIDQ, LEED® AP I NT E R I OR D ESIGN P R INC IPAL

Bernadette is Weber Thompson’s Interior Design Principal. She has more than twenty years of experience in hospitality, restaurant, tenant improvement, and retail/mixed-use project types, both domestically and overseas. Bernadette has a passion for fashion and works her love of color, texture, and line into all her inspired interiors.


Retail & Hospitality

The Post | Seattle, WA

Willows Lodge Interior Refresh | Woodinville, WA

Viktoria | Seattle, WA

LizzyKate Tea | Kirkland, WA

Coppins Well | Seattle, WA

Ray’s Boathouse Interior Refresh | Seattle, WA

Cirrus | Seattle, WA

A La Mode Pies | Seattle, WA

Stratus | Seattle, WA

Rival Fitness | Seattle, WA

LUMA | Seattle, WA

John Howie Steak | Bellevue, WA

2nd & Pine | Seattle, WA

Seastar Seattle | Seattle, WA

Nexus | Seattle, WA

Seastar Bellevue | Bellevue, WA

Sunset Electric | Seattle, WA

Spaahh at Hotel 1000 | Seattle, WA

Pike Motorworks LTD | Seattle, WA

Cinema Tower | Seattle, WA

4730 California | Seattle, WA

Le Caviste | Seattle, WA

Park 88 | Bellevue, WA

Hotel 1000 Refresh | Seattle, WA

Woodinville Village | Woodinville, WA

Ian Men’s Store | Seattle, WA

Junction 47 | Seattle, WA Gunbarrel Apartments | Denver, CO


The Whittaker | Seattle, WA

Talking Rain Offices | Preston, WA

Raven Terrace at Yesler Terrace | Seattle, WA

Weber Thompson Offices | Seattle, WA

Radius SLU | Seattle, WA

W. L. Gore Offices | Seattle, WA

Fremont & 9th | Las Vegas, NV

PMF Investments | Mercer Island, WA


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Stratus S E AT T L E , WA

In South Lake Union, Seattle’s three city grids converge to create a dynamic sub-neighborhood: Denny Triangle. This pocket is home to organic grocers, bars, swanky restaurants, office towers, and urban remnants of the former industrial history of the area. The idea of a prism, which refracts and separates light, takes the concept one step further. The team has woven these concepts into the cohesive backbone threaded through this project’s interior spaces. The two-story lobby features a monumental metal and limestone fireplace, a curving stair to the leasing office and lounge, and a custom sculptural light fixture, creating a focal point from inside and out. The incredible amenity package fills two floors and includes everything from a fitness center to an outdoor soaking pool. The elegantly neutral color palette includes champagne metal, crema limestone and rift-cut wood, with enlivening bursts of color and pattern on floors, walls, ceilings, and furniture to entice a fashionforward, design-savvy target market.

396 Residential units Upscale, high-end residential building with a hotel-like edge Unprecedented amenity package fills two entire floors SERVICES

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Second & Pine S E AT T L E , WA

Just a block from Pike Place Market, this cutting-edge modern project is the city’s missing piece as it stretches from the downtown core to the changing Seattle waterfront. At 40 stories tall, Second & Pine will rise 440 feet, making it the fourth tower of this height in Seattle to be designed by Weber Thompson. Bold design moves on the exterior, such as pre-cast slabs deceptively hovering above delicate glass, have transferred to the interior design as well. A large wood-slat soffit suspends above the lobby reception desk, itself comprised of large concrete and onyx slabs. Bird-like pendants swoop down from the double-height ceiling, evoking the streetscape where the city meets the waterfront. Residents can meet and mingle in the podium level amenity spaces, which feature a large resident lounge, billiards room with bar, fitness/yoga center, multimedia lounge, outdoor dog run with owner lounge and pet spa area. The fully amenitized roof deck offers two oversized club rooms, with show kitchen, billiards, large-group dining, fireplaces, and bar seating, along with direct access to the exterior deck and its expansive 360-degree views over the city and Elliott Bay.

Ultra-modern 300,000 sf tower in prime downtown Seattle location Approximately 400 apartment units Seeking LEED Silver Certification SERVICES

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Pike Motorworks LTD S E AT T L E , WA

In Seattle’s edgiest downtown neighborhood, there are few luxury apartment options. The vibrant area is close to shopping, dining and is an ideal place to call home for those who work in South Lake Union or First Hill. This project is the high-end living solution the neighborhood has been waiting for. Setting a new standard of luxury, this apartment project will feature an urban minimalist interior that highlights the work of local and international artists, uses highly curated finishes, and contains spacious units with targeted amenities. The lobby, with fully staffed concierge desk, will feature a lavish wool rug set atop a highly polished concrete floor. Wood paneling clad a modern fireplace and leather accent tiles will adorn accent walls to add a touch of opulence.

Minimalist luxury apartment building in Seattle’s urban core Total of 104 units offered in open, 1-, and 2-bedroom floor plan options SERVICES

Architecture Interior Design

Many of the spacious units will feature six-piece baths, integrated storage, and casework closets and European kitchens and baths. Custom LED lighting will add sparkle and drama to the high-end residences. 54

Landscape Architecture Go outside. Weber Thompson believes in landscapes of exceptional creativity and thoughtfulness that are sensitive to the earth and respond to the built world around us. Environments that are beautiful to the eye and designed with the user in mind. Connecting new development with the urban and environmental context, our landscape design becomes an integral part of the overall vision.




Rachael has over 13 years experience in commercial, residential, and public projects. She is passionate about green roofs, urban agriculture and sustainable strategies, and integrates these passions into each of her designs. She regularly speaks and writes about her research, which ranges from water management practices to living landscapes.

Residential Projects The Post | Seattle, WA

Harbor Crossing Rose Garden | Gig Harbor, WA

LUMA | Seattle, WA

Memory Garden at Chateau | Bothell, WA

8th & Columbia | Seattle, WA

Raven Terrace at Yesler Terrace | Seattle, WA

Park 88 | Bellevue, WA

Yesler Terrace Pedestrian Path | Seattle, WA

Premiere on Pine | Seattle, WA

Stratus | Seattle, WA

4730 California Avenue | Seattle, WA

2nd & Pine | Seattle, WA

500 Terry | Seattle, WA

Sunset Electric | Seattle, WA

Cirrus | Seattle, WA

The Meadows | Seattle, WA

Radius SLU | Seattle, WA

Cinema Tower | Seattle, WA

South Kirkland TOD | Kirkland, WA

Lake Boren | Newcastle, WA

Old Town Mixed-Use | Redmond, WA



8th & Columbia S E AT T L E , WA

Our 800 Columbia Neighborhood Open Space is why we love providing landscape architecture services. It was a triple win – for the project’s developers, the First Hill Neighborhood and Seattle’s Parks Department. Bringing all three together to facilitate a successful design solution that will be a cherished communitygathering place was incredibly rewarding for us. Employing the High Rise Zone’s incentive zoning program, the developers gained increased height for the Weber Thompson designed residential tower in return for providing a publicly accessible open space. The site was located on three parcels, one of which Seattle Parks had hoped would someday be a park in an underserved area. This effort allowed Parks to save their resources for other neighborhood facilities.

A 300 foot tall, 31 story apartment tower with 287 units 9000 sf Neighborhood Open Space Pursuing LEED NC Certification SERVICES

Architecture Landscape Architecture

There were challenges: providing easily walkable areas on a steeply sloping site; distilling down the many desired elements to the salient ones that fit the 9000 sf site; making it feel public while surrounded by a residential structure, balancing sunny areas with the desired big tree canopy and keeping safety a high priority. 58


Stratus S E AT T L E , WA

Weber Thompson approached the streetscape and terrace level designs at Stratus with a celebratory theme in mind; the design emphasizes the adjacent park, views, recreation, and community gathering. The 6th floor amenity terrace boasts a grand view of the park below and a sunning island deck within a water feature fountain, outdoor movie theater with bar and central hearths, private dining areas, raised community garden beds and dog run. Rendered in stone, weathered steel, wood and concrete, these outdoor areas are woven together in a repeating, rhythmic pattern. Planted areas serve to define private alcoves while creating a cohesive whole. On the upper roof, expansive views toward downtown and Lake Union delight in all directions. Providing a sharp contrast in scale, a jewelbox garden is enclosed by a birch tree grove and landform wedges. Under the canopy, lighted to imitate a starry night, is a dining and BBQ area. Wood decking lines the park side of the roof deck, with seating areas focused on table torches; the ideal gathering place to watch the sun set over the city on a warm summer day.

Pursuing LEED certification Materials rendered in a refined northwest palette of wood, stone, and steel Includes streetscape and two outdoor amenity spaces Located next to planned park and the intersection of two Green Streets SERVICES

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Fremont Office Building S E AT T L E , WA

When approached to design a highly sustainable office project in Seattle’s self-proclaimed ‘Center of the Universe,’ we jumped at the chance. The site and program offers many opportunities to design a handsome building that pushes the limits of building performance. Along the east edge of the project site, the Aurora Bridge empties stormwater runoff directly onto Troll Avenue. This water typically flows downhill into dedicated storm drains that discharge into Lake Union without ever being treated. When completed, the project will redirect this runoff into a series of deep bioretention cells running alongside the building. These planters will be densely planted with vegetation that naturally scrubs stormwater, allowing dissolved pollutants to settle before the water - much cleaner than before - is diverted back into Lake Union. Adjacent to these planters, a stair climb and new sidewalk will use signage to educate the public about this voluntary altruistic feature and lead pedestrians up the slope of Troll Avenue, a frequent path for neighbors and tourists climbing to see the Troll sculpture dwelling beneath the bridge.

Highly sustainable commercial office project on the cutting edge of building performance Located in a quirky, independent neighborhood full of artists coexisting with international tech companies Dramatic energy efficiency goals with significant reductions from baselines SERVICES

Architecture Landscape Architecture





Blaine Weber AIA S E N I O R & F O U N D I N G P R I N C I PA L Blaine Weber, AIA is a founding partner of Weber Thompson where he directs the firm’s High-Rise Design Studio. Blaine is a Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects, and is currently licensed in Washington, California, Colorado and Hawaii. He has more than 45 years of professional experience in a broad spectrum of project types. Blaine’s resume includes extensive experience in the areas of mixed-use and urban-infill; commercial office; hospitality and residential high-rise projects. His undergraduate studies began at the University of Hawaii from 1970-1974 where he was awarded three First Place Awards for Design Excellence from the Hawaii Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, while studying under international architects Jørn Utzon and Arata Isozaki. Blaine also attended the University of Washington, and has completed extensive continuing education at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Blaine is the former chair of the Ethics and Practice Committee of the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Council at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Washington. Blaine served as Chair of the Downtown Seattle Design Review Board, and was appointed by three Governors to serve 12 years as a member of the Washington State Board for Architects.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue

Premiere on Pine

970 Denny


Dan Foltz AIA, LEED AP D E S I G N P R I N C I PA L Dan Foltz AIA, LEED AP leads the design and planning of complex urban projects at Weber Thompson, with an emphasis on high-rise. Dan has over 25 years of comprehensive professional experience, both domestically and internationally, with a background in residential, commercial and mixed use projects for a wide range of markets. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Nebraska, Lincoln E X PE R I E N C E The Post | Seattle, WA Viktoria

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue | Seattle, WA Viktoria | Seattle, WA Cirrus | Seattle, WA LUMA | Seattle, WA 500 Terry | Seattle, WA Premiere on Pine | Seattle, WA

The Post

Stratus | Seattle, WA Cinema Tower | Seattle, WA 1800 Terry | Seattle, WA 1921 2nd Avenue | Seattle, WA 8th & Pine | Seattle, WA Pike Motorworks LTD | Seattle, WA PU B L I C S E RV I C E South Lake Union Community Council – Board member 2009–2015,   Planning and Policy Committee Chair 2012–2015 Capitol Hill Planning Committee – Neighborhood Plan 1995–2000 Area 3 Design Review Board – former Chair, Emeritus member East Design Review Board – current member Seattle Central Community College Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue

Downtown Seattle Association – Smart Growth Committee past member

Jim Westcott AIA, LEED AP BD+C P R I N C I PA L Weber Thompson’s master high-rise Project Manager, Jim Westcott has led numerous complex projects in the Pacific Northwest, including The Post, The Premiere on Pine, Madison Tower/Hotel 1000 and West Seattle Junction. 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.

The Post

With more than 21 years of professional experience and 12 years’ experience in the construction industry, Jim has worked at several top architectural firms, including Rafael Vinoly Architects and Callison Architecture. As a Principal at Weber Thompson, Jim proves himself both in his process for projects but also in his leadership and mentorship to his team. Under the leadership of Blaine Weber, Jim manages the operations of the high-rise studio. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Architecture – New York Institute of Technology,   Center for Architecture Certificate in Design Firm Leadership/Management – University of Washington E X PE R I E N C E

Premiere on Pine

The Post | Seattle, WA Premiere on Pine | Seattle, WA Viktoria | Seattle, WA 2nd & Pine | Seattle, WA Madison Tower / Hotel 1000 | Seattle, WA 425 Fairview | Seattle, WA LUMA | Seattle, WA Terry & Howell Marriott | Seattle, WA Park 88 | Bellevue, WA


Cristalla | Seattle, WA

500 Terry

Brian Steinburg aia, LEED AP BD+C P R I N C I PA L Brian Steinburg joined WT in 2000 as a Job Captain, rising to his current position as a Senior Project Manager in the high-rise studio. He is responsible for project management of large urban, high-rise projects from design concept through construction administration. Brian focuses on design quality, constructability and budget to bring elegant and affordable solutions to complex design problems. His professional interests include the integration of housing, transit and urban design to create rich, exciting cities in which to live. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Architecture – University of Oregon Stratus

E X PE R I E N C E Cinema Tower | Seattle, WA Cirrus | Seattle, WA Stratus | Seattle, WA 970 Denny | Seattle, WA The Post | Seattle, WA

The Post

Viktoria | Seattle, WA Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue | Seattle, WA 2nd & Virginia North | Seattle, WA 2nd & Virginia South | Seattle, WA PU B L I C I N VO LV E M E N T South Lake Union Urban Design Framework – Charette Facilitator Seattle Viaduct Documentary Film – Co-Producer Allied Arts Board Member: Waterfront for All Design Collaborative Member Central Waterfront Committee Chair


500 Terry

Rick Nishino AIA, LEED AP P R I N C I PA L Since 1999, Rick has overseen the construction administration of a large majority of Weber Thompson’s projects. He is our point person on building code analysis, construction documents, quality assurance review and management of subconsultants and contractors. Beyond his expertise, Rick is known for being a very levelheaded person with the ability to calm down any situation and take any challenge in stride. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Architecture – Washington State University E X PE R I E N C E Cirrus | Seattle, WA The Post

Stratus | Seattle, WA The Post | Seattle, WA Viktoria | Seattle, WA Coppins Well | Seattle, WA Madison Tower / Hotel 1000 | Seattle, WA


Cristalla | Seattle, WA Red 160 | Redmond, WA Aljoya Mercer Island | Mercer Island, WA Aljoya Thornton Place | Seattle, WA Eastgate Corporate Plaza | Bellevue, WA Masins on Main | Bellevue, WA Penterra Plaza | Denver, CO The Neptune | Seattle, WA Ballard West | Seattle, WA


Todd Mayne AIA, LEED AP BD+C P R I N C I PA L 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.

The Post

Todd is a vital asset to his team and to the culture here at Weber Thompson through his work ethic, well-rounded knowledge in design and technology, and overall engagement in firm life. He is a valued resource on technical matters and mentors various staff members as they work through construction administration issues. Joining Weber Thompson in 2000, Todd has worked on numerous projects including The Post, 815 Pine, Talking Rain Offices and Rival Fitness. His array of work also includes working on low-rise multifamily buildings for a winethemed village in Woodinville, a high-rise office and residential project in Denver, Colorado and a master planned community in Issaquah. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Arts in Architecture – University of New Mexico Master of Architecture – University of Washington E X PE R I E N C E

Premiere on Pine

Premiere on Pine | Seattle, WA The Post | Seattle, WA Talking Rain Offices | Preston, WA Woodinville Village | Woodinville, WA Crofton Springs | Issaquah, WA Coppins Well | Seattle, WA W.L. Gore | Seattle, WA

Talking Rain Offices

Hansen Belyea Offices | Seattle, WA Penterra Plaza | Denver, CO

Bernadette Rubio NCIDQ , LEED AP I N T E R I O R D E S I G N P R I N C I PA L

2nd & Pine

Bernadette Rubio leads Weber Thompson’s Interior Design team. She has over twenty years of experience in space planning, mixed-use commercial and residential environments. Restaurants and hospitality design top her list of favorite project types. For these projects, she believes there is more of a process in understanding who it is one is designing for, and seeing the importance of both aesthetics and functionality. For Bernadette, that process of analysis, problem solving, and collaboration is one of the most enjoyable aspects of her job. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Science, Architecture – Portland State University E X PE R I E N C E Sunset Electric | Seattle, WA Second & Pine | Seattle, WA

4730 California

Radius SLU | Seattle, WA Le Caviste | Seattle, WA Stratus | Seattle, WA 4730 California | Seattle, WA Pike Motorworks LTD | Seattle, WA BOKA | Seattle, WA

Pike Motorworks LTD

Ian | Seattle, WA WeWork Office Tenant Improvement | Seattle, WA Elleven | Los Angeles, CA* Luma | Los Angeles, CA* Riva on the Park | Portland, OR* 12 Moons Restaurant | Snoqualmie, WA**

Le Caviste

*designed while at Ankrom Moisan. **designed while at MulvannyG2.

Rachael Meyer RLA, GRP, LEED AP L A N D S C A P E A R C H I T E C T U R E P R I N C I PA L Landscape Architecture Principal Rachael Meyer has over 13 years experience in commercial, residential, and public projects. She excels at communication, a talent that helps her build consensus while accepting input from her clients, consultants and other key stakeholders. Rachael is passionate about green roofs, urban agriculture and sustainable strategies, and integrates these passions into each of her designs. She regularly speaks and writes about her research, which ranges from water management practices to functional landscapes. Titan Commercial Offcie

Active in the community, Rachael has served on a variety of professional boards, including the UW Landscape Professional Advisory Committee, Architects Without Borders, and the Washington Association of Landscape Architects Executive Board. In 2008, Rachael was the recipient of the King County Housing Development Consortium’s Unsung Hero Award. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, BA, Scandinavian Studies – University of Washington E X PE R I E N C E Titan Commercial Office | Seattle, WA

Pike Passive

Pike Passive | Seattle, WA Modera First Hill | Seattle, WA Nexus | Seattle, WA Marketplace 1+2 | Seattle, WA* 1001 Broadway Mixed Use Development | Seattle, WA* 1319 Dexter Apartments | Seattle, WA* Block 45 | Seattle, WA* Bullitt Center | Seattle, WA* McGilvra Place Park | Seattle, WA* Stackhouse Apartments | Seattle, WA*

Block 45*

Expo Urban Mixed Use Development | Seattle, WA* Joseph Arnold Lofts | Seattle, WA* *designed while at Berger Partnership.

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