The Raikes Foundation
This 6,500 SF tenant improvement for a non-profit organization focused on providing opportunities and support for underprivileged adolescents and is headed by the former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeffrey Raikes. The building selected by the Raike’s Foundation provided a dramatic yet calming setting with the two-story building projecting out into Lake Union. SABA’s design exposed the building’s clean concrete structure and employed open planning strategies to provide shared views of the dynamic working waterfront.
The foundation tasked SABA with creating an environment that reflected both the dynamic character of the site and the youthful exuberance of the young people they serve. Interior finishes and architectural detailing are consistent with the industrial, maritime context.