Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. Seattle
Valve’s new corporate headquarters occupy seven floors in the Lincoln Square Expansion south tower and provide staff members with an environment that supports a healthy work-life balance. The build-out includes hardware labs, conference rooms, classrooms, audio editing suites, and a large cafeteria with additional kitchenettes on each floor. Unique amenities include a gym, yoga studio, massage suite, and barbershop.
Challenges included extensive material lead times and a fast-moving schedule with a compressed design, leading to many changes during construction.
JPC Architects, Clive Wilkinson Architects
Scope called for a feature communicating stair between levels 14 and 16, requiring two floors of large slab removal, as well as switchback stairs connecting levels 11 to 14 and 16 to 19.