In a release distributed last week, Expedia announced it has selected US architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design its future home in Seattle.
In April, the online travel giant revealed that it would relocate its headquarters from Bellevue to the former Amgen campus overlooking Elliott Bay which it had purchased for $228.9 million. Expedia’s Bellevue location (pictured above), which currently houses 3,000 employees, has served as its headquarters for nearly 20 years.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has designed buildings for an impressive roster of tech companies, including Square’s San Francisco headquarters, Pixar’s Animation Studio in Emeryville and Apple Stores around the world, from Palo Alto to Shanghai. The firm has an office in Seattle and designed the Seattle City Hall building.
“It was important to Expedia to choose an architect that could help us build an iconic headquarters befitting the global technology company we are,” said Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi of the company’s selection.
The move isn’t scheduled until 2018, but Expedia will begin renovating the biotechnology company’s former waterfront property as early as this year. The 40-acre layout currently consists of 750,000 square feet with possible opportunities for expansion in the future.
While Expedia launched a micro-site to reveal early project details, no renderings have been unveiled yet.