Gates Foundation Discovery Center

Client: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington Design Team: Principal: Kristine Matthews / Project Lead: Cassie Klingler / Designer: Jessica Katona / Illustration: Jonny Sikov, Nicole Yeo / 3-d Design: Olson Kundig / Fabrication: Pacific Studio Photos: Ben Benschneider

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center explains how and why the largest foundation in the world was founded, and describes its ongoing work around the globe. Perhaps even more importantly, the center is designed to involve and inspire visitors to make a positive difference in their own communities. The 11,000 square foot space features over 1,000 graphics, almost all of which were printed direct-to-substrate onto locally sourced timber. Stop in if you’re in the neighborhood, the center is free and open to the public.

The Discovery Center was awarded a 2013 SEGD Global Design Merit Award