Company leaders desired a new office/headquarters that would serve as a refuge from the industrial agribusiness landscape that surround them. They asked for warmer materials, little-to-no concrete, non-boxlike forms, protection from the freeway, and a spare office aesthetic that minimized visible equipment or devices. The approach for the new 16,500-square-foot office was to create an inwardly focused oasis. The building is light, from the delicate, expressive structural beams to the ample amount of daylight throughout. The building tucks into its environment to merge with nature.
Graham Baba Architects is a vibrant Seattle architecture firm recognized for the successful place-making of commercial, residential, and arts spaces. Whether through the renovation of existing buildings or in new construction, the firm believes authenticity can - and should - be found in every building by use of honest materials such as metals, wood and glass celebrated in their natural state. Through subtle and economical design moves, Graham Baba creates places that tell a story, places that people are drawn to, and spaces that encourage social interaction and community.