Our Culture

Our Culture

At the Allen Institute, we have a unique culture that blends the best of academia, scientific research and technology. Our scientific reach is global and so is our workforce. We are a talented and diverse group of individuals with multiple perspectives – we accomplish great things because we work, learn and succeed together. At the Allen Institute you will find mathematicians, physicists, engineers, neuroscientists, geneticists and informatics experts working side-by-side towards a common goal.

Our Building

We are a high-throughput facility, home to custom-designed robotic systems, automated technologies, premier bench laboratory space and all the high-powered computing hardware and software necessary for processing petabytes of data.

Our headquarters, a 270,000-square-foot life sciences building, is at the northwest corner of Mercer St. and Westlake Avenue North in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The building is purpose-built for life science research and facilitates our trademark team science approach amid abundant natural light and with stunning views of Seattle.

The building design incorporates the historic elements of the Ford and Pacific McKay buildings, including the terra cotta facades that were located on the site previously and have been disassembled, restored and reinstalled. At six stories, the building also includes about 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and two levels of subterranean parking.