Contract - September 2009 - (Page 50)

design a different ball game NBBJ creates a facility for Seattle Children’s Research Institute with collaborative lab environments that scientists aren’t quite used to Before the Seattle Children’s Research Institute was completed in May, the organization had some pretty lofty aspirations. One in particular was to jump from being the 12th ranking research institute in the country to one of the top five. And thanks to the renovation of this 11-story, 212,000-sq.-ft. former bio-tech building (with six lab floors and five research centers), it achieved just that. It is by no coincidence that Children’s is now ranked fifth among top research institutes in the United States, following an NBBJ redesign of the building that brought color, light, and interactivity to a profession that sometimes can be home to spaces that are stark and downright drab. “We wanted to maximize our program on the floors and to make it dense, but still cohesive,” says Victoria Cleator, senior director of research By AnnMarie Marano Photography by Benjamin Benschneider and Sean Airhart/NBBJ Creating a sense of community is always the focal point for NBBJ, even in the lobby redesign of Seattle Children’s Research Institute (above). Security and acoustical issues highly affected the organization of the lobby space in particular. 50 contract september 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - September 2009

Contract - September 2009
Don’t Judge A Floor By Its Cover
Smart Workstations
Green Collar Jobs On The Rise
From Castle to Treasury
Make Me A Star
Green Apple
A Different Ball Game
Creative Energy
Quiet Riot
Books Stored
Reading Room
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Contract - September 2009