Block 52 West (Seattle, WA)

GRAPHITE DESIGN GROUP- Seattle, WA

Products Specified-
ArGeTon Terracotta

Amazon.com World Headquarters: Phase 8
Seattle, WA
316,000 SF Office
5,000 SF Retail
443 Parking Stalls
Client: Vulcan Real Estate
Targeting LEED Gold
Completion: 2015


Seattle’s South Lake Union has long been the site of evolution, growth and change, and that pace has only accelerated in recent years.  Amazon.com Phase 8, at 325 9th Avenue North, represents SLU’s latest evolution, and the future of the neighborhood, balancing commercial opportunity with community benefit.  One of the first projects conceived and built under the South Lake Union Upzone, Phase 8 pairs twelve stories of Class-A office space with generous ground floor retail and a sculpted south-facing public plaza. 

Clad in a high-performance curtain wall with integral shading and a distinctive terra-cotta rainscreen system, the project serves the needs of its global, high-tech tenant while graciously fitting into the evolving context of the surrounding community.