Facebook’s Arbor Blocks office in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)
Facebook’s biggest engineering center outside of its hometown keeps getting bigger.
In the last few weeks, employees have started moving in to a building called Arbor Blocks 300, the first in a two-structure complex that can ultimately house upward of 2,000 combined Facebook employees. As workers are unpacking, GeekWire got a peak inside the new six-story structure that sits right in Amazon’s backyard.
Trees line the pedestrian-friendly block where Facebook’s newest offices are opening. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)
Crews work to finish off the second Arbor Blocks building. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)
With 196,000-square-feet of office space, the new building at 300 Eighth Avenue N. adds capacity for an additional 1,000 employees. Across the woonerf, a European concept of an activated street with lots of greenery, is another Facebook building still under construction that will be ready in the summer, with room for another 1,000 people.
Facebook’s Seattle engineering center today has more than 3,000 people, making it the company’s largest outpost outside of the Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters. The Seattle office works on areas like infrastructure and machine learning and products like Messenger, Marketplace and Games. Each building typically houses …read more