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    © Benjamin Benschneider, courtesy of Aedas
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Building Cure

Seattle, Washington

Client: Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Architect: Aedas Seattle / Flad Architects
Artist: Rebecca Bird
Completion: 2019
LEED Gold®

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.

2021 IES Illumination Award of Merit
2021 Gloria Koch Leonidas IES Illumination Award