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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 Gloria Koch Leonidas IES Illumination Award