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Amazon Phases 1-5

Establishing Seattle as a Technology Hub

Developed along Terry and Boren in South Lake Union, Amazon’s new urban campus provides an opportunity for consolidation and room for expansion in a single neighborhood. The 1.8 million square foot urban campus includes nine new buildings and two historic renovations that help preserve neighborhood character. Three separate architectural firms lend architectural diversity while common design elements like through block connections, inviting courtyards and an activated streetscape create a cohesive experience for workers and visitors. Each phase includes access to public transit, including the Seattle Streetcar that runs along Terry Avenue North. Pockets of green space, flexible seating, 100,000 square feet of ground floor accessory retail and restaurants, and public art by local Northwest artists contribute to a highly walkable urban experience.

Sustainability LEED Gold (2-5)
Architects NBBJ (1), LMN Architects (2&3), Callison Architecture (4&5)
Contractors Lease Crutcher Lewis (1&4), Sellen Construction (2&3), GLY Construction (5)
Public Artworks 8 Public Artworks by 7 Artists


South Lake Union
Along Terry and Boren

Project Status

Completed 2010-12
Sold 2012

By the Numbers

Office SF
Retail SF

Uniting Work and Play

Establishing a commercial spine along Terry, Amazon’s urban campus integrates architectural diversity, and provides a rich pedestrian experience with retail offerings, public spaces, pocket parks, and art installations.

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van vorst building at amz 1a
aerial view of amz 4
retail at amz 4 at night
amz 3 with public art
amz 3 with public art at night
amz 5
green wall at amz 5
amz 2
public art at amz 2
plaza at amz 1a
plaza at amz 1a
people walking by art in amz building window

See what else makes Amazon Phases 1-5 noteworthy

Deal of the Year, Amazon Campus Sale

Commercial Property Executive

Best Sale Portfolio, Amazon Campus Sale

Commercial Property Executive

Night of the Stars Deal of the Year, Amazon Campus Sale


Global Awards for Excellence, Amazon Global Headquarters

Urban Land Institute

Historic Seattle Best Rehabilitation Project, Terry Avenue Building

Real Estate Forum

Deal of the Year, Amazon Campus Sale

Real Estate Forum

Night of the Stars Award for Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year, Terry Avenue Building


Night of the Stars Award for Best Deal of the Year, Amazon Global Headquarters

Terry Ave Building aerial
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