2019 Skyline Awards, Interior Buildout: The Collective Seattle

Plus: Silver Award winner 3305
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JOIN THE CLUB. Hart Cole, senior vice president and strategic market director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. is seated next to Alex Mondau, community ambassador for The Collective Seattle.

This article appears in the September 2019 issue. See more about the winners of the 2019 Skyline Awards here. Click here for a free subscription.

The Collective Seattle
400 Dexter Ave. N

The Collective, is reimagining the traditional social club into what it calls an “urban basecamp,” so it stands to reason that its quarters in the Juno Building at 400 Dexter Ave. N in the South Lake Union neighborhood aren’t configured like a traditional club. Features include an eating area that doubles as a co-working space, a coffee café and a bar, a bouldering gym, cabana-style music rooms and a stage, and a two-story hammock garden.

The décor is heavy on touches emphasizing the region’s connection with the outdoors. One art installation uses rock-climbing wooden dowels to form a topographic map of Puget Sound. The Collective occupies space at street level in the Juno Building, which was developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. for immunotherapry company Juno Therapeutics.

Silver Award

3305
3305 160th Ave. S.E., Bellevue

Whether it’s the bright magenta color of its logo or its brash CEO John Legere, T-Mobile puts some unconventional twists on the telecom business, including the spaces where its employees work. Using data compiled from surveys and workshops, T-Mobile swapped the traditional design of assigned cubicles for a flexible, open environment with a mix of assigned, unassigned and drop-in seating; project rooms; and collaborative spaces for making idea-sharing among employees easier. The 3305 building is two miles from the main T-Mobile campus in Factoria, but many of the ideas tested and refined there will be used as the company renovates the rest of its headquarters space.

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