SEATTLE is known worldwide for a range of inspiring cultural icons and landmarks. It’s the home of iconic TV series Frasier, and of the Space Needle monument; and is a cultural cradle that has birthed everyone from crooner Bing Crosby up to the late Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement of the 199os. Seattle is also an economic hot spot, home to some of the US’s leading Fortune 500 companies. Given its cultural vibrancy, its unsurprising that the city’s offices are benchmark-setting examples of design and creativity. Enjoy this taste of pure Pacific Northwestern office inspiration, through these 8 fantastic Seattle workplaces.
1. Getty Images
BLUEBOTTLE Architecture and Design completed the design of the new office space for Getty Images in Seattle. The 60,000 sq ft space houses their technology arm of the company, in a simple, discreetly lit space with fantastic decorations, which dramatically enhance the housed offices, meeting rooms and informal spaces.
2. Copacino + Fujikado
ADVERTISING agency, Copacino + Fujikado, hired IA Interior Architects to design its new offices in the recently renovated Joshua Green building—a downtown Seattle landmark. The fresh new layout radiates classiness and modernity making an ideal environment, both for the business’s employees and its clients.
PICMONKEY recently worked with Eric Cobb Architects to design a new workspace for the growing photo editing startup in Seattle. The layout delivers on PicMonkey’s aim to create a workplace that reflects its brand and core values of fun, energy and creativity.
4. Microsoft Cybercrime Center
OLSON Kundig Architects designed a new work environment for Microsoft’s Cybercrime Center. This facility is a home for Microsoft’s legal and technical expertise as well as the cutting-edge tools and technology for which it is famous worldwide. The workspace serves as a functional, living showcase for the company’s innovative work.
JPC Architects was the designer of the new Seattle offices of PitchBook, a project that was created in 2015. The 28,000 sq ft workplace reflects the professionalism and sophistication of the PitchBook brand. It serves as office inspiration not only to us, but also to the productivity of the company’s personnel.
ARCHITECTURAL service providers and brand consultants MG2 was looking to create its own space that would drive connectivity and productivity within the firm, and build links with its clients, partners and the local community. The handsome Seattle headquarters reflects the company’s culture, people and projects, and also foregrounds the company’s updated brand identity.
7. Startup Hall
SHED Architecture & Design created a new design for startup incubator community Startup Hall in the University of Washington’s University District in Seattle. The workspace is both functional and, in its minimalist approach, inspires productivity and collaboration with its various occupants.
Last but not least in this dose of office inspiration, UNISPACE developed a new design for its company’s operations in Seattle. It’s an enviable workspace, that embraces the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, empowering its teams to challenge workplace conventions, as well as boasting some of the best views in the city.
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