SkB Architects Announces Development of Dexter Yard in Seattle
SkB Architects has revealed its design for Dexter Yard, a mixed-use development slated to open in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in late 2020. The 540,000-square-foot, 15-story structure will comprise two towers, both of which will span 175 feet in height. The development will also house 515,000 square feet of lab and office space along with roughly 25,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.
“The building is designed to help establish a distinct identity for the area and to enhance the developing pedestrian experience,” said Kyle Gaffney, SkB Architects founding principal and co-lead designer for the project. “By creating a pair of towers rather than a single tower, we were able to break down the overall scale of the project to better fit with the surrounding context and to take advantage of existing site conditions, such as view opportunities and sun exposure.”
Located near Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, Dexter Yard will also be outfitted with an interior open space called Field House, which will be available for event reservations by building tenants and community groups. Flexible architectural elements will characterize the ground floor to promote more organic interactions.