This 10 story 540,000 square-foot pediatric research facility located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor is part of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s quest to revolutionize pediatric medicine and improve the lives of children worldwide.
A vibrant 90-foot mural by Seattle native Rebecca Bird is based on a double helix and depicts the history and mission of research at Seattle Children’s. The project is community-focused and features a soaring lobby, a children’s teaching lab, and a 225-seat auditorium, and classrooms.
The transparency of the project is evident in evening views through the abundant architectural glass, particularly of the mural and lobbies, which enhance the campus-like quality of the project along the adjacent streets. Sustainability, transparency, and accessibility are expressed through the lighting design.