Frank Gehry to design Facebook's new Seattle office

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The view from Facebook's cafeteria. Credit: David Kroman

Paul Carduner, site lead of Facebook's Seattle office, confirmed Wednesday they will move from their current offices in Denny triangle to a larger space off Dexter Ave., designed by famous architect Frank Gehry.

"We're committed to Seattle," Carduner said.

The new space will include 274,000 square feet, with the option of an additional 62,000 feet that will allow Facebook to eventually employ over 2,000 people in Seattle.

The interior will be designed by Frank Gehry, the architect who designed Seattle's Experience Music Project.

Facebook is moving into an existing building on Dexter in early 2016, so don't expect any new, amorphous structures popping up in SLU anytime soon. Still, Carduner said Gehry's office design will make for a unique flow within the office.

"It will dictate how people can move between spaces," he said.

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David Kroman

David Kroman

David Kroman is formerly a reporter at Crosscut, where he covered city politics.