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Weber Thompson announces the promotion of Rachael Meyer to Director of Sustainability

By Weber Thompson
Sep 27, '23 6:25 PM EST
Landscape Architecture Principal and Director of Sustainability, Rachael Meyer PLA, LFA, GRP, LEED AP.
Landscape Architecture Principal and Director of Sustainability, Rachael Meyer PLA, LFA, GRP, LEED AP.

Seattle, WA – September 27, 2023: Weber Thompson, a Seattle based architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm, announces the promotion of Landscape Architecture Principal Rachael Meyer PLA, LFA, GRP, LEED AP to Director of Sustainability. In addition to her Landscape Architecture projects, Rachael will oversee the firm’s sustainability initiatives with a focus on health and wellness, carbon reduction and stormwater management. 

Rachael Meyer joined Weber Thompson in 2016 as the Landscape Architecture Principal. She has a background in the integrated design of highly sustainable urban developments. She is the designer of Phase Two and Three of the nationally award-winning Aurora Bioswales, a project that cleans over two million gallons of runoff annually. Rachael is also the designer of the public open space and green infrastructure at Northlake Commons, that will divert consolidated stormwater from the surrounding neighborhood to be cleaned onsite before reaching Lake Union. When completed, the project will filter twice the amount of stormwater required, including both roadway and rooftop runoff.

Rachael is an accomplished speaker and author voicing her passion for sustainable design and stormwater management. She is the current co-chair of AIA Seattle’s Honor Award Committee, and has served on boards for NAIOPWA, the UW Landscape Professional Advisory Committee, Architects without Borders and the Washington Association of Landscape Architects Executive Board. 

“Rachael is a perfect choice for this position,” states Senior Principal Amanda Keating. “She is deeply invested in exploring how urban architecture can have a positive environmental impact and is a natural leader who can give others the mentorship and space to elevate their passionate voices around sustainable design.”

Integrated sustainable design has been a driving force behind Weber Thompson’s philosophy for over two decades. Weber Thompson designed the first Green Globe certified project in the United States in the early 2000s and continued to push the envelope with cutting edge projects such as the LEED Gold, passively-cooled Terry Thomas; Solis, a Passive House Certified multifamily residential building, that at the time of its completion, was the largest in the State of Washington; Watershed a Living Building Challenge Petal Certified project; and Northlake Commons, a mass timber, lab-ready office project currently under construction at North Lake Union.   

 “An architecture firm promoting a landscape architect to serve in this role underscores our commitment to integrated design,” continues Keating. “We feel this is essential for crafting both indoor and outdoor spaces that contribute to the health and well-being of the urban environment and its users. In this role, Rachael will be a driving force to continue to strengthen that philosophy.”



 About Weber Thompson

Seattle-based Weber Thompson is a majority women-owned, full service, design firm specializing in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. This award-winning company has a staff of 70 design and construction professionals, housed in the celebrated Watershed, a Living Building Challenge Petal Certified office building in Fremont. Since 1988, Weber Thompson has developed diverse practices 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. For more information go to


PLA: Professional Landscape Architect

LFA: Living Future Accredited

GRP: Green Roof Professional Accreditation

LEED AP: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Advanced Professional