Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Timothy Hursley
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
May 24, 2012
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _01 Gates_02 Informal seating areas with sofas are outside of formal, enclosed conference rooms. 

PhotoTimothy Hursley

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _02 Gates_03 The campus, in the foreground of downtown Seattle, appears as two interlocking boomerangs in plan. 

Photo Timothy Hursley

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _03 Gates_04 A seating area offers views over the complex's curved green roof to the rest of Seattle, including the Space Needle and the Frank Gehry-designed Experience Music Project.

Photo Timothy Hursley

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _04 Gates_05 Landscape architecture firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol designed the campus's landscape features including a dark-watered bog in a plateau meadow that filters rainwater. 

Photo Timothy Hursley  

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _05 Gates_06 Artwork from around the world was selected for the campus. For the lobby, American artist Marie Watt designedBlanket Stories, a welcoming pole of sorts composed of stacked and folded wool blankets (donated by foundation employees) and salvaged cedar. 

Photo Timothy Hursley

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _06 Gates_07 A wall hanging called Seeds of Hope by El Anatsui of Nigeria, is made of discarded metallic liquor labels and bottle tops on copper wire. 

Photo Sean Airhart/NBBJ

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _07 Gates_08 A hub seating area near the center of an office floor provides spots for semi-private, relaxed conversations. 

Photo Timothy Hursley

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _08 Gates_09 In the open office plan, all desks have access to daylight.

Photo Benjamin Benschneider

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _09 Gates_10 Landscape architecture firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol designed the campus's landscape features including a dark-watered bog in a plateau meadow that filters rainwater. 

Photo Timothy Hursley

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation _10 Gates_11 Employees can enjoy a nighttime view of Seattle in an intimately scaled area to relax. 

Photo Sean Airhart/NBBJ