SEATTLE – January 19, 2017: Weber Thompson has promoted seven staff members to new leadership positions: one new Associate, and six new Senior Associates.
Architects promoted to Senior Associate include Austin Besse AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Carey Dagliano Holmes RA, LEED AP BD+C; Cody Lodi AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Jeff Dobbs OAA, AIA, LEED AP. Also promoted to Senior Associate are Interior Designer Rachael Bauer NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C; and Marketing Manager Erin Hatch. Promoted to Associate is Interior Designer Joanna LuddyLEED Green Assoc.
Austin Besse is a versatile designer with a wealth of experience in a range of residential and hospitality projects. He is active in AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment and participates in Weber Thompson’s sustainability initiatives. Additionally, he has been exploring the overlap of innovative hospitality and urban residential projects as a member of the firm’s Hospitality Design Studio.
Carey Dagliano Holmes is an active participant in Weber Thompson’s design culture and community outreach efforts. In 2016, Carey helped lead the Weber Thompson effort to design and construct a tiny house donated to the Low Income Housing Institute to house a homeless family. She also leads the internal recurring Design Pin-Up series, a chance for all projects in the office to benefit from the firm’s wide range of expertise. Carey is also a current member of Seattle’s Southeast Design Review Board.
Cody Lodi is a talented designer working in Weber Thompson’s Commercial Office and Mid-Rise Design Studios. A graduate of the University of Washington, he is the former chair of the UW HEADLINES Traveling Exhibit and is the incoming Chair of the UW Architecture Professionals Advisory Council. Cody is a strong advocate for leveraging technology like BIM and Virtual Reality to push the boundaries of design; he leads the firm’s discourse about emerging technology.
Jeff Dobbs has been actively engaged in project management, quality assurance, technical documentation and construction administration during his twelve-year tenure at Weber Thompson. Above all else, Jeff is a go-to resource for technical details and building envelope issues and serves as a patient mentor for younger employees.
Rachael Bauer is a passionate advocate for accessible design. She brings her eye for detail to each of her diverse projects, and works collaboratively with others to ensure the best possible end result. Recently, Rachael worked with a shower fixture manufacturer to design an accessible roll-in shower pan for multifamily residential units. In 2016 her affordable housing project with Seattle Housing Authority, Raven Terrace, was the recipient of several national awards, in part due to the high quality interior design that is atypical for affordable housing projects.
Erin Hatch, Weber Thompson’s Marketing Manager, has been promoted for her contributions to the firm and the greater community. She is actively involved in the firm’s community outreach initiatives and works to engage a wide range of staff in marketing and business development efforts. She is currently serving her second term as the Director of Marketing for the Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). In 2016 she was the recipient of the SMPS Seattle President’s Award and was certified as a Competent Communicator by Toastmasters International.
Joanna Luddy is Weber Thompson Interior Design Studio’s newest Associate. Joanna is a member of the Healthy Materials Collaborative and organized a panel discussion on this topic during the 2016 Seattle Design Festival. She is an active member of Weber Thompson’s internal sustainability initiative, where she advocates for the increased use of healthy materials in multifamily and commercial office projects.
About Weber Thompson
Seattle-based Weber Thompson is a full service, West coast design firm specializing in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community/urban design. This award-winning company has a staff of more than 70 designers, architects, interior designers, landscape architects and construction professionals, housed in the celebrated Terry Thomas, a LEED NC Gold certified office building in South Lake Union containing Weber Thompson’s LEED Platinum Offices. Since 1988, Weber Thompson has developed a diverse practice with projects that include high-rises, high-density urban infill, residential, affordable housing, senior housing, commercial office and hospitality projects. Weber Thompson seeks effective results through a thoughtful and collaborative design process. For more information, please visit www.weberthompson.com, or contact Weber Thompson at (206) 344-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.