PROJECT: Microsoft Pioneer Studios LOCATION: Seattle, WA SIZE: 35,000 sf
Occupying 35,000 square feet on the top three floors of a historic Pioneer Square building in Seattle, Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices (E & D) division needed an inspiring, flexible studio where ideas could incubate and creative expression could flow unhindered. In addition to a focus on collaboration and conceptual development, the space also needed to socialize at night as well as it functioned during the day.
To promote dialogue and encourage the cross‐pollination of creative ideas through collaboration, the project team created a transparent, open workspace with intimate niches and adaptable areas. The central spine where technology stations are docked is easily reconfigurable, enabling individuals to add another monitor for their own use or adjust their workspace to be in closer proximity to another team member.