Block 21 Alternate Work Hub

Technology Company

Block 21 is a convergence zone of new thinking for one of SABA’s major tech clients. Our workplace strategy specialists worked closely with the client to refine and implement their new workplace and design strategy in two Seattle-area towers. The fundamental ideas guiding the project were connectivity and immersion. It was important to have a shared sense of space and energy for staff and visitors traveling between and buildings while creating spaces for teams and individuals to work quietly with a sense of privacy. Throughout the process, SABA coordinated closely with the client's contractor and sub-consultants to update their pre-existing standards in accordance with the new thinking. All tenant improvement design decisions were in line with the client’s sustainability goals.

600,000 SF
Office, Amenity
Project Lead

Community at The Core
The design concept was extended to the program, positioning vibrant community zones, conferencing, and kitchenettes directly off of the elevator lobbies. This creates opportunities for chance encounters between staff and visitors from other floors or buildings on campus.

Team & Focus Oriented Program
Circulating away from the core community zones, team and focus oriented spaces provide non-bookable breakout areas and comfortable nooks for private work. At the building perimeter, program is pulled away from the windows to create contiguous circulation around the entire floor, creating adjacencies between working spaces and a visual connection across the tower. Between these interwoven spaces transition zones are demarcated by dynamic light fixtures, dimensional CNC routed plywood walls.