Eighth + Olive Lobby Repositioning Transforms 1980s-Era High-Rise in Denny Triangle


The Eighth + Olive Lobby Repositioning project has opened, inviting workers and residents in the Denny Triangle neighborhood to enjoy two dazzling new streetfront hotspots – a fresh juice bar and café on one corner, and a wine, coffee, and craft beer lounge on the other. Conceived as a workplace amenity as well as a lively neighborhood social lounge, the open, flexible atrium lobby supports a range of special events as well as casual interactivity.

Built in 1981 and long suffering from market perceptions of being too “dark and heavy,” the Eighth + Olive building is enjoying renewed relevance in Seattle’s office boom. Multiple high-rise projects are filling in the connective tissue between the downtown CBD and the tech-dominated, mid-rise South Lake Union district, as well as vibrant new civic gathering places such as the Eighth & Howell Convention Hotel and the Washington State Convention Center Addition, both designed by LMN.

Positioned directly adjacent to these future downtown landmarks as well as the thriving Pike/Pine retail corridor, Eighth + Olive’s strategic reconfiguration capitalizes on the growing energy of the district with street-level daylight and transparency, creating a work environment that feels centrally connected to the urban life of Seattle. The expansive new lobby, featuring fresh new retail concepts and an enclosed, daylit training center, offers myriad opportunities for tenants to work and meet in varying group sizes and different levels of privacy and formality.