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Project of the week: 333 Dexter

5-2-2022 | News

Located in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, 333 Dexter is a 632,000-square-foot office building on one of the last remaining full-block sites in the area.

The certified LEED Gold project is designed to create a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented development with permeable street edges and generous open spaces.

There are two distinct towers that each speak to the character of the new Lake2Bay Trail along the south and the newly redirected state Route-99 vehicular traffic to the north. A thru-block amenity provides a pedestrian access throughout the ground plane, with large setbacks, street furniture, open plazas and a porous block. Bio-retention planters act as holding cells and temperature controls for water prior to being discharged back into local waters.

With glazing and open-air roof decks, tenants are visually connected to the water, mountains and neighborhood from all points in the building. The two towers complement each other with similar materials, using both a high-performance curtainwall system and profiled metal panel building skin. The north tower’s punched windows and industrial palette of glass, steel, brick and profiled metal panel is a modern take on the brick warehouses prevalent in the neighborhood in the early 1900s. The south tower’s pattern of corrugated metal panel and glass evokes a sense of movement, reflecting the importance of this active site along Aurora Avenue and the new Lake2Bay pedestrian corridor.

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