Allen Institute



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.

For more about the new building, watch the videos on our YouTube channel.