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1200 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

  • Southeast corner of 5th
    Ave. and University St.
  • 225,000 rentable square feet
  • 20 stories
  • Office/retail building
  • ENERGY STARĀ® certified
  • LEEDĀ®-EB Gold certified
  • 161 parking stalls
  • Home to IBM, King County Bar Association, Seattle Foundation, and Benihana
  • Completed in 1964

Named for its lead tenant, the IBM Building was completed in 1964. Using engineering innovation, the building is designed with clear span and column free floor plates, giving more open space on each floor. The IBM Building is anchored by 12 graceful arches that reveal the glass-enclosed main floor and spiral staircase. Sculptures by local artists James Fitzgerald and Norman Warsinske are featured in the terrace and lobby of the 20-story building.

The IBM Building is located near freeway entrances and exits, commuter bus routes and Zipcars. Upscale retail establishments, The 5th Avenue Theatre, and Benihana are just steps away.

In 2009, the IBM Building received a LEED-EB Gold rating for efficient energy and water use. The building now uses 19 percent less energy than in 2006, due to significant mechanical upgrades.

Minoru Yamasaki and The NBBJ Group Architects (formerly Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson) designed this award-winning building. It was the second successful collaboration of the two firms, which had previously worked together on the Federal Science Pavilion for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.

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Management office information:
1215 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98161
Phone (206) 628-5070
8-5 M-F
After hours contact: (206) 628-5104

Unico manages the IBM Building for the University of Washington.

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