Microsoft B37 + B99 | Redmond
These projects were designed as the first prototypes of a new generation of innovative, sustainable, world-class buildings for the company’s corporate campus. The complex, nearly mirror-image buildings combine for a total of nearly 575,000 square feet. GLY used 3D and 4D modeling software for all structural components, interior layouts, and mechanical and electrical coordination. Interiors consist of offices, a wide variety of teaming areas, high-tech research spaces and lecture halls with recording/broadcast functionality. But the centerpiece of each building is a dramatic four-story light-filled atrium that serves as the town square.
Buildings 99 + 37 incorporated multiple custom high-tech features, such as anechoic chambers, demountable-partition wall systems, and raised-flooring systems for storing building infrastructure. The buildings also house full-service cafeterias opening onto plazas, glass-walled conferencing areas that appear suspended above the atriums, and various tele-presence and surface-computing innovations.
Awards: 2008 NAIOP Office Development of the Year; 2008 NAIOP Sustainable Development of the Year | Finalist; 2012 City of Redmond Design Review Board | Excellence in Design