NorthEdge building
NorthEdge building


Seattle, Washington
Neighborhood Roots

Located across from nationally renowned Gasworks Park at Lake Union, NorthEdge takes advantage of its sloping site to create dramatic terraced courtyards that unite two efficient wings. A highly transparent lobby offers framed views of the lake and access to a public roof.

Three stories step down the hillside to maximize the building’s daylight and views to the lake while also expanding the length of the rooftop gardens for tenants. Terraced courtyards create a feeling of a campus within a single building.

NorthEdge takes cues from the former industrial activities of the working waterfront and from the notable industrial landmarks in Gasworks Park. In a nod to form and function, a cost-effective and energy-efficient cladding system of pre-weathered steel doubles as a striking building feature.

Aerial view of NorthEdge with the iconic industrial Gasworks Park across the street
With its close proximity to Gas Works Park and the Burke Gilman trail, we sought to honor the site's industrial history while integrating with the lake and views of downtown Seattle.
Rooftop with vegetation and a patio
Roof terraces create welcoming outdoor gathering spaces.
Creative transformation of a challenging industrial site into a high-tech workspace.
Southern exterior of NorthEdge with young couple walking by on the sidewalk
View of Lake Union and downtown Seattle from the rooftop of NorthEdge.
A vegetated roof softens the edge to Lake Union and views of downtown Seattle

Project Team

Kay Kornovich
Erik Mott
Gavin Smith
Portrait of Ed Palushock
Ed Palushock