MICROSOFT Learning Center Research and Design.
The client committed to adaptively re-using the former Eddie Bauer World HQ, and while recognizing some shortcomings of the facility, saw this building as the centerpiece of the new West Campus. The building suffered from a hidden entry sequence, awkward length and random core locations. The structure, however, was beloved by the Town of Redmond requiring a subtle integration of the new modifications to win Design Review Board approval. The new design has created a significant outward face that takes advantage of the presence of the existing building to its full effect and signifies the public nature of the facility.