Allen Institute / Perkins+Will

Allen Institute / Perkins+Will

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Typical Floor Plan

Text description provided by the architects. The 270,000-square-foot life science building is six stories tall and includes about 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space as well as four levels of subterranean parking.       

Allen Institute / Perkins+Will - Windows, Facade
© Hedrich Blessing

The design orients labs like flower petals around a large light-filled central atrium; the effect is like the inside of a bee hive where researchers can see each other and what they are doing, making the space more collaborative, flexible, and transparent.     

Allen Institute / Perkins+Will - Stairs, Beam, Windows, Steel, Handrail
© Hedrich Blessing

Offices, open space, and interacting stairs enable chance encounters between colleagues and staff, helping build community.

Usually tucked-away lab work is made transparent and visible from the exterior via materials such as perforated shading and woven metal embedded within the glass façade.   

Allen Institute / Perkins+Will - Chair
© Hedrich Blessing

Through an energy modeling of building systems, Perkins+Will was able to achieve a very high degree of exterior transparency. At 56-percent, it is almost double Seattle’s maximum requirements.

The space includes wet and dry labs, a data center, auditorium, atrium, and collaborative working spaces.

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Address:Seattle, WA, USA

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Cite: "Allen Institute / Perkins+Will" 03 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Hedrich Blessing

西雅图艾伦研究所 / Perkins+Will

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