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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 help create a rich lifestyle that resonates with the target market audiences – everything else follows.

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Meet Your Team Our design process is based on a respect for our clients and each other as valued design team members. Designing and building a project is a group effort that requires clear communication and carefully orchestrated teamwork. Weber Thompson serves as the prime design consultant coordinating between owner, stakeholders, consultants, and contractors to create projects that exceed everyone’s expectations.

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Blaine Weber AIA P R I NC I PA L I N C HAR GE With a multitude of 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.

Jeff Reibman AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C S E NI O R P R O J E C T M A NA GER / P R INC IPAL Jeff Reibman is a Senior Project Manager and Principal with over 20 years of experience with residential design of all kinds. His projects at Weber Thompson have ranged from custom homes to large condominium, apartment and senior housing projects. In addition to building design, Jeff focuses on project management, firm marketing and operations, including human resources and production standards.

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 Senior 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 highrise residential, mixed-use urban infill, commercial and cultural projects.

Brian Steinburg AIA, LEED® AP S E NI O R PR O J E CT M ANAGER / P R INC IPA L 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.

Nicole Winn AIA, LEED® AP, FitWel Ambassador PR O J E CT M A NA GER / P R INC IPAL Nicole joined Weber Thompson in 1997 and quickly established herself as a valued member of the firm’s High-Rise Design Studio. She has worked on many notable projects including Cristalla, Viktoria, Nexus and currently The Waverly, a residential tower in South Lake Union. She is a passionate advocate for equity, sustainability and integration of the arts in architecture.

Rick Nishino AIA, LEED® AP C O NS T R U C T I O N AD M INISTR ATION P R INC IPA L 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.

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Todd Mayne AIA, LEED® AP BD+C C O NS T R U C T I O N A D M INISTR ATION P R INC IPAL 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.

John Stout LEED® AP BD+C S E NI O R DE S I G NE R / A SSOC IATE John brings an in-depth of knowledge of design technology, energy modeling, and rendering technology into his role as a designer at Weber Thompson. Starting his path in engineering at the University of Washington, he quickly transitioned to architecture to pursue the purity of design and complexity of problem solving involved in the profession.

David Burpee LEED Green® Assoc. S E NI O R DE S I G NE R / A SSOC IATE A passion for science, technology, and art paved the way for David’s career in architecture. Joining the Weber Thompson high-rise team in the spring of 2017, David enjoys the day-to-day task of design and how it can influence an environment. With high-rise project experience from all over the world, he understands that technology and architecture can combine to create a building that has the potential to drastically impact a city’s skyline.

Bernadette Rubio NCIDQ, LEED® AP I NT E R I O R DE S I G N P R INC IPA L Interior Design Principal Bernadette Rubio has 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, and now pilots the firm’s studio of ten interior designers.

Rachael Meyer PLA, GRP, LEED® AP L A NDS C A P E A R CHITEC TUR E P R INC IPAL 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. Rachael brings an expertise in integrated design, and elevates projects by maximizing the impact landscapes can have on the human experience.

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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 provides a generous, targeted package of socially-focused amenities. The site is situated at the confluence of two Green Streets and east of a 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 AWARDS

NAIOP Night of the Stars 2018 High Rise Residential of the Year SERVICES

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STR ATU S I NTER I O R D ES I G N 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.

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STR ATU S L A N DSC A PE A RC H ITEC TU R E Pursuing LEED certification Materials rendered in a refined northwest palette of wood, stone, and steel Upscale, high-end residential building with a hotel-like edge Includes streetscape and two outdoor amenity spaces Located next to planned park and the intersection of two Green Streets

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 space. 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. 9


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Helios S E AT T L E , WA

Located at the “gateway” intersection of 2nd and Pine, near the juncture of the Market and Retail Districts, the formerly underutilized site served as a surface parking lot adjacent to the Macy’s parking structure. Helios 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 location with an animated curtain wall composed of highperformance glass and playful metal accents. The fractured precast clad podium of the tower houses micro apartment units that animate the above grade parking. Designed for Equity Residential with the stated objective to create a timeless, iconic and ultra-modern design, this sleek tower serves the luxury apartment market with 398 upscale residential units over podium level parking and ground-level retail. The design team partnership, WTGBD, is composed of Seattlebased Weber Thompson and Portland-based GBD Architects. Weber Thompson also provided interior design and landscape architecture for this sophisticated project.

554,897 gsf tower in prime downtown Seattle location 40 stories tall with 398 apartment units 250 stalls split between aboveand below-grade parking LEED Gold Certification Received TCO in June, 2017 AWARDS

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H ELI O S I NTER I O R D ES I G N Helios is all about downtown Seattle living without sacrifice. Stepping inside, Helios feels more like entering a luxury hotel than an apartment building. Dramatic angles abound, taking cue from the façade’s precast concrete panels. No detail is left unnoticed: unit signage is fabricated of blackened steel, the reception desk is backlit onyx – even the corridors come alive with curated lighting levels and artwork celebrating the tower’s iconic Seattle locale. The unorthodox fenestration pattern of the tower’s exterior required extensive interior coordination, but the team seized the opportunity to create a range of unit floorplans. In addition to a wide variety of unit layouts, residents will also enjoy high-end gas appliances and monochromatic finishes that – when coupled 12


High-end interiors feature dramatic angles, lighting and materials throughout The design team partnership, WTGBD, is composed of Seattle-based Weber Thompson and Portland-based GBD Architects SERVICES

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with stellar views – epitomize modern urban living. Decks are offered at all levels to capture views of Seattle’s waterfront, Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains beyond. The LEED Gold project includes sustainable materials, finishes, and products that promote occupant health and prioritize indoor air quality. Energy cost savings are predicted to be 33% over ASHRAE 90.1-2007, thanks to water source heat pumps, a domestic hot water boiler, efficient whole house fans, LED lighting and ENERGY STAR washers, refrigerators and dishwashers. Additionally, the garage accommodates charging for up to 19 electric vehicles. Building amenities include a fitness and yoga center, theater, dog walk/lounge, and a luxurious hospitality-inspired lobby with retail. Open seating and matte black and copper fixtures in this space add a dramatic yet playful element when juxtaposed against raw concrete columns. The mixed-use lobby is outward facing – the transparency of this space activates the exterior streetscape as well.

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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. 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.

440 ft tower with 38 stories 355 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 AWARDS

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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. Culturally diverse renters 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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C I R RU S L A N DSC A PE A RC H ITEC TU R E Roof top terrace features water garden with aquatic plants, casbah area, hearths, and BBQs ‘Green Street’ streetscape along Lenora Street SERVICES

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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. 17


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LUMA S E AT T L E , WA

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.

240 foot tall tower located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. 168 residential condos Mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom units with some live/work units Five levels of subgrade parking Completed in 2016 AWARDS

INAwards 2015 People’s Choice

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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.

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LU M A L A N DSC A PE A RC H ITEC TU R E 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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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.

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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.

LEED NC Certified 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

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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 deck, are an active extension of the individual units and a means for fostering community.

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TH E PO ST L A N DSC A PE A RC H ITEC TU R E 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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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.

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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 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 382 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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802 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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Ascent S E AT T L E , WA

In tech-heavy SLU, Ascent is an architectural tribute to the ones and zeros that make our digital lives possible. Dramatic patterning is created through vertical light and dark window wall spandrel playfully composed around vision glass. The corner of the tower has been set back significantly to create an outdoor entry plaza with integrated signage and wayfinding. A landscaped strip between the sidewalk and bustling Fairview Avenue provides a much-needed buffer and a more welcoming pedestrian environment. Retail along the base of the building is highly-transparent to allow retailers good visibility and the option to roll open sliding doors to spill out onto the sidewalk. Lighting and canopies have also been considered to further enhance the street-level experience.

24-story multifamily building on a shared parking podium 251 apartment units Unit mix includes 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units with an average of 932 sf SERVICES

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A defining feature of Ascent is the glowing vertical ribbon marking the building’s main entry. Fabricated of a glowing ‘tape’ material, it twists and turns around the entry canopy eventually shooting straight toward the sky before bending 90 degrees to mark the generous amenity roof deck. 31


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Kiara S E AT T L E , WA

Kiara 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 enhances the walkability and transit orientation of Seattle’s downtown. Substantial retail in the base of the structure at the corner of Denny and Terry activates 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 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 is enclosed in operable glass on three sides. Residents can enjoy the intimate seating areas, dining spaces, BBQs and sunbathing corners of this veritable urban roof-top park; those who live on the tower’s 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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Avenue Bellevue S E AT T L E , WA

Avenue Bellevue is a new luxury mixed-use project that will be located in the very heart of one of the Northwest’s most vibrant urban destinations, directly to the north of Bellevue Square. Avenue Bellevue will set a new standard for hospitality and residential design in the region, containing two sculptural condominium towers with a total of 332 fine residences and 85,000 SF of high-end retail, food and nightlife. It will also be home to the Pacific Northwest’s first luxury InterContinental Hotel with 252 guest rooms, full-service spa and fitness center, meeting space and other luxury amenities. The iconic, ultra-modern towers are highly sculpted with undulating, serpentine curves and playful geometry that are easy on the eyes when viewed from within the project or from afar. The retail podium is crisp and modern, constructed of elegant and timeless materials that will support the fine stores and restaurants that have committed to this transformative Eastside mixed-use project.

Large, complex project in the heart of Bellevue, WA 252 key hotel 85,000sf of retail 332 luxury residences 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.

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. 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 retooled 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.

Certified LEED Silver 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 AWARDS

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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

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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 design team 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.

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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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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Drawing Board During the last two decades, 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. D R AW I N G BOA R D PROJ EC T S 8th & Columbia | Seattle, WA

500 Terry | Seattle, WA

UDR Cadillac | Seattle, WA

2nd & Virginia South | Seattle, WA

UDR Bell Plaza | Bellevue, WA

Bellwether High-Rise Feasibility | Seattle, WA

Hwang Bellevue | Bellevue, WA

AVENUE Bellevue | Bellevue, WA

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Interior Design TELL M E A STO RY. 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.

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Residential Projects Cirrus | Seattle, WA

Park 88 | Bellevue, WA

Stratus | Seattle, WA

Woodinville Village | Woodinville, WA

LUMA | Seattle, WA

Junction 47 | Seattle, WA

Helios | Seattle, WA

Gunbarrel Apartments | Boulder, CO

Nexus | Seattle, WA

The Whittaker | Seattle, WA

The Post | Seattle, WA

Raven Terrace at Yesler Terrace | Seattle, WA

Viktoria | Seattle, WA

Radius SLU | Seattle, WA

Coppins Well | Seattle, WA

Uptown Flats | Seattle, WA

Sunset Electric | Seattle, WA

Cerasa | Bellevue, WA

Pike Motorworks LTD | Seattle, WA

Trailside | Seattle, WA

4730 California | Seattle, WA

Fremont9 | Las Vegas, NV

Retail & Hospitality

Commercial

Willows Lodge Interior Refresh | Woodinville, WA

Talking Rain Offices | Preston, WA

LizzyKate Tea | Kirkland, WA

Weber Thompson Offices | Seattle, WA

Ray’s Boathouse Interior Refresh | Seattle, WA

W. L. Gore Offices | Seattle, WA

A La Mode Pies | Seattle, WA

PMF Investments | Mercer Island, WA

Rival Fitness | Seattle, WA John Howie Steak | Bellevue, WA Seastar Seattle | Seattle, WA Seastar Bellevue | Bellevue, WA Spaahh at Hotel 1000 | Seattle, WA Revel 2.0 | Seattle, WA Le Caviste | Seattle, WA Hotel 1000 Refresh | Seattle, WA Ian Men’s Store | Seattle, WA

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Leadership Bernadette Rubio NCIDQ, LEEDÂŽ AP I NT E R I O R 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.

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Gunbarrel Center Apartments B O U L D E R , CO

With fabulous weather and a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, Boulder is naturally home to many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. At the same time, it is a land of fantastic food, delicious craft beers, concert series, festivals, and arts events. This duality is embraced at Gunbarrel Center. Timeless details are both rustic and modern, warm and inviting. Amenity and common areas at Gunbarrel Center include a large lobby and leasing office, lounge, theater and billiards room, a shared kitchen, and retail spaces. Materials throughout these areas include raw wood, blackened steel, and unique details and fixtures. Large chandeliers hang in the lobby central focal points. At the stairs, an art screen provides visual interest and separates public from private.

Mixed-use development containing 251 units, amenity spaces, and retail SERVICES

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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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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 features 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, features a lavish wool rug set atop a highly polished concrete floor. Wood paneling clad a modern fireplace and leather accent tiles 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

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

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Landscape Architecture G O OUT S I D E . 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.

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Residential Projects Stratus | Seattle, WA

500 Terry | Seattle, WA

802 Pine | Seattle, WA

Cirrus | Seattle, WA

Ascent | Seattle, WA

Radius SLU | Seattle, WA

Nexus | Seattle, WA

South Kirkland TOD | Kirkland, WA

The Post | Seattle, WA

Old Town Mixed-Use | Redmond, WA

LUMA | Seattle, WA

Harbor Crossing Rose Garden | Gig Harbor, WA

Kiara | Seattle, WA

Memory Garden at Chateau | Bothell, WA

Modera First Hill | Seattle, WA

Raven Terrace at Yesler Terrace | Seattle, WA

Modera Broadway | Seattle, WA

Yesler Terrace Pedestrian Path | Seattle, WA

Othello Square Master Plan | Seattle, WA

Helios | Seattle, WA

Othello Square Buildings C & D | Seattle, WA

Sunset Electric | Seattle, WA

Marlowe | Seattle, WA

The Meadows | Seattle, WA

8th & Columbia | Seattle, WA

ArrivĂŠ | Seattle, WA

Park 88 | Bellevue, WA

Lake Boren | Newcastle, WA

Premiere on Pine | Seattle, WA

Koi Apartments | Seattle, WA

4730 California Avenue | Seattle, WA

Cristalla Roof Deck | Seattle, WA

Commercial Watershed | Seattle, WA

Othello Square Master Plan | Seattle, WA

DATA 1 | Seattle, WA

LeMay Family Sculpture Garden | Tacoma, WA

Ballard Blocks II | Seattle, WA

Aurora Bridge Swales | Seattle, WA

Fremont NorthShore Building | Seattle, WA Cedar Speedster | Seattle, WA

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Leadership Rachael Meyer RLA, GRP, LEEDÂŽ AP L A NDS CA P E A R C HITEC TUR E P R INC IPAL

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.

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Nexus S E AT T L E , WA

At the street level the landscape design for Nexus supports the building concept with a skewed paving grid directing pedestrians to the commercial corner. The street planting consists of dramatic bands of plants that twist along Howell Street with less intense plantings along the calmer Minor Avenue residential entry. Plant choices deliver intense contrast to the subdued paving. Level 7 provides exterior space to spill out into from the multifunction rooms within. Table torches and fire tables offer more intimate areas to share with friends. The roof offers a unique sunning terrace with a live lawn. Two fire tables on either end of the patio create warm corners to relax in when the weather turns wet. Multiple barbeques and dining areas allow small as well as large groups to enjoy the dramatic views of the Seattle skyline.

440 foot residential tower in Downtown Seattle 382 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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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.

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. 69


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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 offered many opportunities to design a handsome building that pushed 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. The project redirects this runoff into a series of deep bioretention cells running alongside the building. These planters are 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 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 AWARDS

2030 Vision Award for Water 2018 WASLA – General Design, Private Ownership SERVICES

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and the process that guides the many thousands of decisions that go into creating a great project. Collaboration is essential.

10 questions developers should ask an architect F E B R UA RY 2 5, 2 016

BL AINE WEBER , AIA

Helios Choosing the right design team for a project can help ensure certainty and success — from pre-design through stabilization. But how does an owner choose the best team? Here are 10 questions to ask your prospective architect in order to cull the field: 1. longevity + business acumen. You want a firm that has demonstrated it can operate successfully over an extended period of time — in both good times and bad. How long has the firm been in business and how many business cycles has it weathered? How is the firm managed? What are the credentials of the managing

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partners? What is the secret to its longevity, and what measures have been taken to ensure succession and firm sustainability? Has the firm been recognized by the Circle of Excellence or some other measure of business acumen? 2. design philosophy + process. Find a firm that will work hard to understand your vision, keep egos in check, and respect you as a valued design team member. Architects have an obligation to their clients, the project’s end users and the greater community — but they need to satisfy your goals first. Ask your prospective team to explain their mission, and the tenets that underpin their approach to design

3. design + technical expertise. Some firms are outstanding designers, but are weak in technical execution. Some are great in production and technical execution, but lack the ability to create inspired, innovative design that will connect with the market. The best firms excel at both, recognizing that even the best design can fall apart in execution for lack of proper attention to detail. Design is a problem-solving process, and your architect must be exceptionally good at asking and answering the right questions. Ask how the architect will ensure both excellent design and great technical execution from start to finish. 4. track record. It is vital that your design team possess the knowledge of a given project type and there is no better way to demonstrate expertise than that which comes from deep experience and success. Ask for at least three case studies that demonstrate knowledge of this project type, and how the design team helps its clients bring this type of project successfully to market. 5. references + ability to lead. Most developers will ask for references from other developers, but success depends on the ability to work well with a broad team that includes general contractors, consultants, city officials and many


others. It is also important to ask for references from core project team members, not just for the firm. Ask for at least three references from clients and project collaborators for each core team member. Ask for several examples of repeat clients and repeat project collaborators — this speaks volumes to a firm’s ability to lead, and your project depends on it. 6. design professional liability. Design and development are risky businesses. Predicated on the Professional Standard of Care, you count on your design team to help navigate treacherous waters, and to help you minimize risks where possible. How many claims has your design firm had since opening its doors, or in the last decade? How much liability insurance does it carry, and what is the rating of its insurance company? Does the firm have current or pending claims that could erode policy limits? 7. entitlement + permitting expertise. Time is money, and the time required to obtain permits can have a huge impact on project success. The reputation and relationships of a firm at a given planning or building department is of paramount importance relative to timely processing and approvals. Ask for a track record of experience in working with the planning and building departments in expediting approvals. Ask what the team will do to ensure that these approvals are issued quickly.

Cirrus 8 community. Taking a project through the approvals process almost always involves some measure of engagement with the local community. The firm you are considering should have a good reputation for listening, should be an active contributor to the community, and must be able to work successfully with local citizens — through design review and community interaction. Document the firm’s involvement in community organizations and design-review programs, and its ability to work with both community and planning agencies. 9. project certainty. One of the most important contributions your design team will make is to help ensure certainty with regard to schedule, budget and project delivery. As quarterback of an expanded design team of over 20 collaborators, your architect must

be a great orchestrator, organizer and task master in order to stay on schedule. Ask for details — including the tools the firm uses — on how its delivery process will help ensure certainty in schedule, budget and project delivery. 10. wow factor. Your design team must have the capability to create extraordinary design that will differentiate your project in the marketplace. A great design team will help ensure both value creation and profitability. Your prospective design team must prove that it understands your vision and the wow factor that you are after — and that it has the passion, skill and capability to take you there. These 10 questions are fundamental, but the answers will help you confidently select the firm that has the expertise and desire to help you realize your vision of a great project.

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Team Resumes


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

Kiara

Cirrus


Jeff Reibman AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C P R I N C I PA L Jeff is a Principal working on Weber Thompson’s high rise, mid rise, affordable housing and senior housing teams. For 20+ years Jeff has been working in the Seattle area with a focus on residential design of every kind. His projects at Weber Thompson have ranged from custom homes to large condominium, apartment and senior housing projects. In addition to building design, Jeff focuses on project management, firm marketing and operations, including human resources and production standards.

802 Pine

Throughout his career, Jeff has developed his expertise in creative land use solutions and complex entitlement processes. In addition to using those skills to serve his clients, he also channels them into volunteer advocacy and public outreach work. Outside the office he serves as a board member for Great City, a Seattle Think-Do tank dedicated to quality urban growth and recently completed his second term on Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Architecture – University of Oregon,   School of Architecture and Allied Arts PRO J EC T E X PE R I E N C E Park 88 | Bellevue, WA

Park 88

802 Pine | Seattle, WA One Lakefront | Seattle, WA Westlake Steps | Seattle, WA Pike Motorworks | Seattle, WA Arbora Court | Seattle, WA WeWork SLU | Seattle, WA True North | Seattle, WA

Pike Motorworks

Sunset Electric | Seattle, WA Aljoya Mercer Island | Mercer Island, WA Aljoya Thornton Place | Seattle, WA


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, Premiere on Pine, Madison Tower/Hotel 1000 and Junction 47. 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. 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 The Post

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 Helios | Seattle, WA The Waverly | Seattle, WA

Premiere on Pine

The Post | Seattle, WA Premiere on Pine | Seattle, WA Viktoria | Seattle, WA Madison Tower / Hotel 1000 | Seattle, WA Ascent | Seattle, WA LUMA | Seattle, WA Terry & Howell Marriott | Seattle, WA Park 88 | Bellevue, WA Cristalla | Seattle, WA

Ascent

Junction 47 | Seattle, WA


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Brian Steinburg aia, LEED AP 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 Arrivé | Seattle, WA Cirrus | Seattle, WA Stratus | Seattle, WA Kiara | Seattle, WA The Post | Seattle, WA

The Post

Viktoria | Seattle, WA Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue | Seattle, WA Tower 12 | 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

Cirrus


500 Terry


Rick Nishino AIA, LEED AP P R I N C I PA L Since 1999, Rick Nishino 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

Stratus

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

Cirrus


Nicole Winn AIA, LEED AP, FitWell Ambassador P R I N C I PA L Since 1997, Nicole has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout the office. She managed the design and construction of Blakely Hall, a community center that was the first project in the United States to be awarded a Green Globe certification for sustainable commercial buildings. She has worked on multifamily projects in Seattle, Kirkland and Edmonds, run multiple feasibility studies and yield analyses on various sites, and was a contributor to Weber Thompson’s unit planning bible. Suffice to say, Nicole is able to take on any challenge and is welcome on any team. Nicole is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has worked in design since 1996. 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. E D U C AT I O N Bachelor of Science in Architecture – University of Cincinnati Nexus

R E L E VA N T E X PE R I E N C E Nexus | Seattle, WA Arrivé | Seattle, WA The Waverly | Seattle, WA Viktoria | Seattle, WA 7th @ Westlake | Seattle, WA Point Edwards | Edmonds, WA Blakely Hall | Issaquah, WA Cristalla | Seattle, WA Waters Edge | Kirkland, WA

Cristalla


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.

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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 Kiara | Seattle, WA Nexus | Seattle, WA Helios | Seattle, WA The Post | Seattle, WA Talking Rain Offices | Preston, WA Woodinville Village | Woodinville, WA

Talking Rain Offices

Crofton Springs | Issaquah, WA Coppins Well | Seattle, WA W.L. Gore | Seattle, WA Hansen Belyea Offices | Seattle, WA Penterra Plaza | Denver, CO


John Stout A S S O C I AT E John’s path to architecture differed from many, beginning with his college career in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Washington. While working toward his degree he came to a realization that his passion lay not in the volumes of math involved, but in the complexity of problem solving and the aesthetics of the finished product. Following in his family’s footsteps he became an architect, focusing on design technology and modeling, something he had been doing since high school. John brings this love of design and passion for sustainability to Weber Thompson’s high rise team where he is a key designer and modeler. He also brings experience designing international mixed use and multi level retail developments in China. E D U C AT I O N Nexus

Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies University of Washington – Seattle, WA H I G H R I S E E X PE R I E N C E Nexus | Seattle, WA Avenue Bellevue | Bellevue, WA 2019 Boren | Seattle, WA 1000 Virginia | Seattle, WA Kiara | Seattle, WA Shihao Center Mixed-Use | Chengdu, China*

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CRL Wuhan Mixed-Use | Wuhan, China* Qingdao Mixed Use Master Plan | Qingdao, China* *designed while at MG2

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David Burpee LEED Green Assoc. A S S O C I AT E A passion for science, technology, and art paved the way for David’s career in architecture. Joining the Weber Thompson high-rise team in the spring of 2017, David enjoys the day-to-day task of design and how it can influence an environment. With high-rise project experience from all over the world including China, Indonesia and the Philippines, he understands that the relationship between technology and architecture can combine to create a building that has the potential to drastically impact a city’s skyline. As a collegiate boxer, David uses lessons learned in the ring on a daily basis, using his mental agility to adapt quickly to changing scenarios. While designing, he maintains flexibility and is always willing to consider the various ways in which new parameters may influence the final product. In his free time he can be found in the mountains, riding his motorcycle or practicing his musical talents on the guitar and piano. 802 Pine

E D U C AT I O N Master of Architecture – University of Southern California Bachelor of Science in Architecure – University of Idaho H I G H R I S E E X PE R I E N C E The Waverly | Seattle, WA 802 Pine | Seattle, WA 800 Stewart | Seattle, WA 210 8th Avenue North | Seattle, WA Avenue Bellevue | Bellevue, WA The Waverly

Oceanwide Plaza | Los Angeles, CA* Figueroa Center | Los Angeles, CA* Teamrise Bell Tower | Seattle, WA* 400 S. Broadway | Los Angeles, CA* *designed while at CallisonRTKL


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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

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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 Nexus | Seattle, WA Helios | Seattle, WA

Stratus

Stratus | Seattle, WA Sunset Electric | Seattle, WA Radius SLU | Seattle, WA Le Caviste | Seattle, WA 4730 California | Seattle, WA Pike Motorworks LTD | 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 PLA, 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 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.

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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. 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. 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

Watershed (Image: Kilograph)

Watershed | Seattle, WA DATA 1 | Seattle, WA Ballard Blocks II | Seattle, WA Solis | Seattle, WA Modera First Hill | Seattle, WA Nexus | Seattle, WA Cristalla Rooftop | Seattle, WA Ascent | Seattle, WA Kiara | Seattle, WA

Solis

Stratus | Seattle, WA Marketplace 1+2 | Seattle, WA* 1001 Broadway Mixed Use Development | Seattle, WA* Block 45 | Seattle, WA* Bullitt Center | Seattle, WA* Stackhouse Apartments | Seattle, WA*

Nexus

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


Profile for Weber Thompson

Weber Thompson High-Rise Studio  

Weber Thompson is a full-service architecture, interior design, landscape, and planning firm. This brochure outlines the services offered by...

Weber Thompson High-Rise Studio  

Weber Thompson is a full-service architecture, interior design, landscape, and planning firm. This brochure outlines the services offered by...