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9th & Thomas

Seattle, Washington

9th & Thomas

Seattle, Washington

  • Design Principal

    Tom Kundig

  • Principal

    Kirsten R. Murray

The design of this twelve-story mixed-use project emphasizes porousness and adaptability. The building’s massing is in the 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 will be 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

Team

Publications

2018

Levy, Nat. “Amazon Leases 2 More Seattle Office Buildings, Continuing Hometown Growth as HQ2 Looms.” GeekWire, 15 Jan. 2018. Web.

“Amazon leases new office building in South Lake Union.” Puget Sound Business Journal, 12 Jan. 2018. Web.

Parkhurst, Emily. “Five things Seattle can teach Amazon HQ2’s winner about what to expect.” Puget Sound Business Journal, 25 Jan. 2018. Web.

Parkhurst, Emily. “What Seattle can teach HQ2’s winner.” Puget Sound Business Journal, 26 Jan. 2018, 16. Print.

Bosanac, Vladimir. “Amazon Leases 12-Story 9th & Thomas in Seattle.” The Registry, 15 Jan. 2018. Web.

Rosenberg, Mike. “Amazon expanding again in Seattle with 2 more leases, as growth continues unabated.” The Seattle Times, 12 Jan. 2018. Web.

2017

Bennet, Sam. “New rules for outdoor air systems will mean big changes for architects and engineers.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 27 July 2017, 4. Print.

2016

“Sellen, Olson Kundig break ground today on SLU office/retail building.” Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, 10 May 2016. Web.