Cody Lodi has worked with Weber Thompson since 2012. He has established himself as a strong designer with experience in both the technical and aesthetic sides of the industry. Currently, he works in the firm’s mid-rise, mixed use studio, providing design leadership and a creative, collaborative dialogue. He has over 10 years of experience working on a variety of projects ranging from single family, midrise and high rise residential mixed-use developments to retail and commercial office projects. His current focus is on designing a commercial office building that will be Living Building Petal Certified in Seattle.
Cody’s early experience working in the construction industry gave him an appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into constructing a building. He is a strong advocate for leveraging technology like BIM and Virtual Reality to design and build beautiful, sustainable architecture, and is active in Seattle’s VR Meetup Group.
In 2015, Cody was a key member of Weber Thompson’s Architecture at Zero competition entry, Conspicuous Consumption. The entry earned an Honor Award for its innovative integration of technology and user-driven energy reduction tactics. Cody and other team members worked with WSP Group to demonstrate that the hypothetical design for the student housing facility at UCSF would meet ZNE benchmarks through a combination of conservation and generation strategies. The team’s focus on user engagement and behavior was critical to achieve net positive for the project, and separated the entry from the field.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Cody maintains an active presence in the UW College of Built Environments. He has been the chair for the HEADLINES Traveling Exhibit and is the Chair-Elect of the UW Architecture Professionals Advisory Council.