May 25

Gates Foundation moves into new headquarters, invites community to opening celebration June 4



After several years of work, construction on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation‘s new Lower Queen Anne headquarters is now complete, and the international philanthropic organization is preparing to kick off operations in its new home with a community celebration on Saturday, June 4.

Photo courtesy of NBBJ, via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Foundation is inviting community members interesting in touring the 12-acre campus overlooking the Space Needle and the Seattle skyline to attend the opening reception on June 4, which will go on all day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Due to security and capacity concerns attendees must RSVP for the event beforehand and register for an available one-hour slot during the day in which they will visit the campus.

Photo courtesy of NBBJ, via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Foundation will be opening up designated areas on the first and second levels of the North Building for self-guided touring during the reception. There will also be a number of the organization’s local grantees in attendance. Drinks will be served.

While registration will be available day of, but on a first come first served basis, so prior registration is recommended. Attendees may register for a time slot here.

Photo ©George White, courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Though the Foundation says it has completed construction on the campus, it should be noted that it still plans to add a third building at an undetermined time in the future to match the organization’s growth and meet any future needs.

Learn more about the new campus at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website, download the frequently asked questions (.pdf) about the new headquarters, and look for our coverage of the opening reception in the week of June 5.


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