Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Square Footage: 150,000
Technology/Life Science Development of the Year, 2012
NAIOP, Washington State Chapter
The 1100 Eastlake tenant improvement project for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) represents a significant investment for the center towards consolidating their diverse research programs on-campus. This conversion of a speculative office building in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood resulted in a state of the art life sciences facility. The tenant improvement included laboratory and office programs for many of the Center’s most cutting-edge research programs, including the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division among others. A rapid and robust programming and planning phase resulted in some significant changes to the FHCRC’s traditional laboratory and office models. The user driven lab design incorporates large, shared open laboratories surrounded by dedicated laboratory support functions with laboratory desks pulled to collaborative zones at the ends of the labs allowing for a blurring of the lab/office line. Clusters of open offices with closed offices to the interior are arranged to share daylight and be reconfigurable to account for future needs.