Bellevue, Washington, USA
The Connecticut-based architect Pickard Chilton has designed a new 800,000 s/f mixed use office tower at 10060 NE 8th Street in Bellevue, Washington.
Skanska, a Swedish company, is developing the project, known as “The Eight.”
The 25-story tower will feature 540,000 s/f of commercial office space with open floor plates and 10 ft. ceiling heights, a 7,000 s/f public plaza, 12,000 s/f of ground-floor retail, and a 1,200 s/f retail pavilion constructed with heavy timber.
Balconies will be included throughout seven levels as well as a private, 3,000 s/f rooftop deck. The double-height second floor will feature amenities like a fitness center, event space and a landscaped terrace.
“The Eight is designed to enhance and engage the neighborhood and broader community, with compelling architectural style that will raise the design aesthetic in Bellevue while staying true to the city’s tradition as well as the Pacific Northwest’s distinctive climate and ethos,” said Anthony Markese FAIA, principal of Pickard Chilton.
“The Eight” will have a design with social distancing in mind, including touchless controls, terraces and outdoor spaces, according to the company. Bellevue has seen an influx of technology companies recently, fueling demand for office space.
The completion of the Skanska tower is anticipated for 2023.
Architects: Pickard Chilton
Client: Skanska USA Inc.