Recharge and reset
Nine places to go for a change of pace at Amazon's Seattle headquarters.
on January 16, 2018
There are little surprises scattered throughout the architecture of our office buildings, everything from nooks to entire floors where Amazonians can leave their desks behind. These are spots to re-focus, unwind, collaborate, meet friends for lunch, or get the benefit of a fresh vantage point. We celebrate nine of these creative spaces below.
1Doppler's community stairs, located on the second floor, offers a tiered seating experience to work and people watch.
2Varzea's fifth-floor cafe provides an abundance of seating to spread out on while taking in views of South Lake Union.
3Phone-booth-style pods are scattered across campus, offering Amazonians a private place for a quick phone call or moment of focus.
4Amazonian cafe-goers on the 21st floor of the Oscar building enjoy a panoramic view of Seattle.
5Amazon's "Harry Potter room" in Doppler pays homage to J.K. Rowling's international best-selling series by way of a miniature library, sliding ladder, and text from the first page of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" on the wall.
6South Lake Union's Gatsby building houses a secret room on the sixth floor, featuring cozy couches to relax, respond to emails, or write a strategy document. Good luck finding this gem...
7Van Vorst, a historic brick building located in the center of Amazon's Seattle campus, was originally used as a furniture warehouse and livery stable. A living room space within offers a spacious and naturally-lit open area to sit, work, and chat.
8Amazonians work on the 17th floor of Doppler, adjacent to a high-rise, outdoor dog park.
9Day 1's 16th-floor open area promotes fun as well as a workspace, featuring table football, an oversized chessboard, bean bag toss, and sweeping views of Seattle.