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Wednesday, May 1 • 10:00am - 12:30pm
Design with the 90% + Gates Foundation Tour

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COST: $15 per person

STARTING LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION: Attendees will meet at the Hyatt Regency Seattle downtown hotel lobby at 10am (808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101).

Each attendee will be given a one-way monorail ticket to get to the Gates Foundation Discovery Center as a group (with a tour guide). The group will take a 5-minute walk to board the monorail together towards Seattle Center, followed by a 5-minute walk to the Gates Foundation campus.

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation after the tour.

A Gates Foundation Discovery Center tour guide will lead a group through the building with a focus on the 'Design with the 90%' exhibit. Following that portion, the group will continue the tour with an NBBJ tour guide.

Design with the 90% demonstrates how individuals and organizations are using design innovation to address some of the world’s most critical problems and improve lives. The 25 projects on view highlight how design is improving access to life’s essentials – clean water, health care, education, and shelter – as well as increasing economic opportunities and strengthening communities. Design with the 90% was organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

When first imagining the campus design, architects at Seattle-based firm NBBJ were inspired by a map of the globe illustrating the pathways of world commerce and travel. To relate this concept of connection to the work of the foundation, they drew lines from a point in Seattle to places around the globe where our grantees work to address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people. These initial drawings developed into the sweeping, outward-reaching arms of the campus buildings. While conceptually connecting the foundation to its global work, these arms are grounded in Seattle: they rest on buildings that align with the Seattle street grid. The campus is designed to operate efficiently for a century or more with sustainable design integrated throughout every aspect.

Wednesday May 1, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Gates Foundation