The design of this twelve-story mixed-use project emphasizes porousness and adaptability. The building’s massing is in the in the form of a cascading cube, where a strong corner position is softened with setbacks, exposed terraces and inset covered terraces on nearly every floor.
“9th & Thomas provided an opportunity to think about the role of mixed-use office buildings in the creation of neighborhoods. Here, we are paying close attention to relationships to the street, neighborhood and views. Emphasizing porousness in the design sets a paradigm for these types of buildings as we consider how to welcome the population and contribute to Seattle’s culture one building at a time.” –Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, Principal
Large, operable windows along the façade allow the building to adapt to Seattle’s ever-changing weather conditions, giving the upper-level office tenants the ability to control their spaces with natural ventilation and daylight. A fourth-floor roof garden and series of outdoor terraces running up the building continue the emphasis on occupant wellness. The project is LEED® Gold certified.
9th & Thomas is designed to be a central neighborhood gathering place. Activated by retail and restaurant spaces, the public “living room” lobby will be home to a range of curated arts programming. The building’s inviting street presence establishes 9th & Thomas as a contextual community hub – one that will serve the rapidly evolving South Lake Union neighborhood today and into the future.
“The transparent and accessible podium level of 9th & Thomas is articulated in an eclectic style that references the evolutionary process of a community like South Lake Union. The building has parts and pieces that move and change, open and close. It’s intentionally inviting walk-in traffic, and my hope is that the public lobby slows down the neighborhood and establishes a sense of place.” – Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design Principal
Material Used :
1. Interface – Carpet Tile – Super Flor in Anthracite
2. Dal-Tile – Ceramic Tile – Polaris in White gloss
3. Dal-Tile – Ceramic Tile – Keystone in Suede Grey matte
4. Benjamin Moore – Paint – Aura in Super White eggshell and super gloss
5. Allstate – Rubber Base – 4-inch No-Toe in D49 / medium gray
6. Pental – Solid Surface – Chroma Quartz in Stormy Sky
7. Formica – Plastic Laminate – Black matte
8. Wood Veneer – White Oak rift cut, matte conversion varnish
9. Hot Rolled Steel – Elevator Lobby/Cab – 3/16-inch, blackened with penetrol and wax
10. Hot Rolled Steel – Elevator Cab Ceiling – 16-gauge, perforated with penetrol and wax
11. Laminated Glass – Low-iron, clear laminated with clear interlayer
12. Concrete Collaborative – Concrete tile in Laguna