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9th & Thomas

Seattle, Washington

9th & Thomas

Seattle, Washington

  • Design Principal

    Tom Kundig

  • Principal

    Kirsten Ring Murray

The design of this twelve-story mixed-use project emphasizes porousness and adaptability. The building’s massing is in the form of a cascading cube, where a strong corner position is softened with setbacks, exposed terraces and inset covered terraces on nearly every floor.

Large, operable windows along the façade allow the building to adapt to Seattle’s ever-changing weather conditions, giving the upper-level office tenants the ability to control their spaces with natural ventilation and daylight. A fourth-floor roof garden and series of outdoor terraces running up the building continue the emphasis on occupant wellness. The project is LEED® Gold certified.

9th & Thomas is designed to be a central neighborhood gathering place. Activated by retail and restaurant spaces, the public “living room” lobby is home to a range of curated arts programming. The building’s inviting street presence establishes 9th & Thomas as a contextual community hub – one that will serve the rapidly evolving South Lake Union neighborhood today and into the future.

The design of 9th & Thomas references the evolutionary process of the South Lake Union community. Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA




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