The American Institute of Architects has awarded Myer Harrell (B.S. Architecture ’02), a principal at Seattle-based Weber Thompson, with a 2021 Young Architects Award. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.
Considered an emerging leader in sustainability teaching and practice, Harrell has brought interdisciplinary teams together to deliver a number of award-winning, green-minded projects for Weber Thompson. As the firm’s first director sustainability, he has helped them earn a spot on Architect magazine’s Architect 50 sustainability rankings four years running.
“He brings out the best in teams, asking great questions and then providing ‘room’ for all to contribute in exploring answers,” wrote Tom Marseille, P.E. LEED Fellow, Managing Principal, Integral Group, in a letter supporting Harrell’s nomination for the Young Architect Award. “He is a high-functioning, integrative thinker and multi-mode communicator and has been able to contribute meaningfully to most any topic in my experience. This has made him a great person to kick new ideas around with, whether formally or informally.”