The Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington's Seattle campus is the nexus of 21st century research on the science of early learning. Its research focuses on brain development during the first five years of life, the only facility of its kind in the world.

SHKS was hired to design a “Brain Studio” within a former auditorium to showcase the Institute's innovative research.
Seattle, WA

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SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.