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Weber Thompson Announces That It Is the Largest Majority Women-Owned Architecture Firm in the State of Washington

Weber Thompson, Seattle

Seattle, WA – October 26, 2022: Seattle-based architecture firm Weber Thompson announced today that it is a majority women-owned business, making it the largest majority women-owned architecture firm in the State of Washington at 65+ employees. The ownership group is comprised of Managing Partner Kristen Scott AIA, LEED AP, who became an owner in 1996, as well as Amanda Keating AIA, LEED AP, Elizabeth Holland MBA, LEED AP and Jeff Reibman AIA, LEED AP, all of whom joined the ownership team in 2015. 

“For years, our overarching goal was to build the best firm with the broadest diversity,” states Scott. “Blaine (Weber), Scott (Thompson) and I wanted to create a work environment that allowed people to thrive and wasn’t modeled on a white, male creative world view.”

Founded by Blaine Weber and Scott Thompson in 1988, Weber Thompson was built on an ethos of creative design solutions and client-centric design. The award-winning firm works across a myriad of project types including high-rise and mid-rise affordable and market-rate residential, as well as high performance commercial building design. The firm also has internal Interior Design and Landscape Architecture teams, each run by a female Principal.

“It is part of Weber Thompson’s history to have women in leadership,” states Scott. “Being able to call ourself ‘Washington State’s largest majority women-owned architecture firm’ is a shocking statement about the profession of architecture. This shouldn’t be something to be celebrated, it should be the norm. We are announcing it because fundamentally we want to inspire others to build more women-owned architecture firms, especially at larger sizes.”

About Weber Thompson Seattle-based Weber Thompson is a full service, West coast design firm specializing in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. This award-winning company has a staff of 65+ design and construction professionals, housed in the celebrated Watershed, a deep green commercial office building in Fremont. Since 1988, Weber Thompson has developed a diverse practice with projects that include high-rises, high-density urban infill, residential, commercial office, hospitality, and affordable housing projects. Weber Thompson seeks effective results through a thoughtful and collaborative design process.