Situated at the intersection of Lake Street and Park Lane, this prime location demanded a design that seamlessly blended with downtown Kirkland's urban fabric and highlighted Sotheby's brand as "Connoisseurs of Life." The design utilized openness and transparency between spaces to foster interaction and inspiration among tenants. Sotheby's business operations occur in an open office at the rear of the space, with views of Lake Washington. Enclosed offices and conference rooms run along one wall, while the rest of the workspace is open and flexible. A system of desks was designed to nest together and be easily stowed away when desired, allowing this space to transform from an open office to an event space.
A distinctive conference room separates the larger tenant area, functioning as an art object within the space. A series of sliding pocket doors enable the object to open, continuing the theme of flexibility and design that can adapt to the office's fluctuating needs for privacy and gathering. Positioned in the main lobby instead of the tenant space, Sotheby's reception desk promotes engagement with other tenants and occupants. Doubling as a concierge for the building, the reception desk allows Sotheby's to contribute to the community's activities and events.