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October Breakfast: Behind the Curtain on the Microsoft Campus Transformation
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
Category: Breakfast Meetings

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Click here for information. 

How does a company undertake a campus redevelopment involving 17 new buildings and 3 million square feet—all while keeping the company open for business? This panel will reveal all that and more, as Microsoft takes participants behind the scenes of its campus transformation and shares lessons learned along the way.

We’ll discuss our decision redevelop the Puget Sound campus in Redmond, and how we translated Microsoft’s cultural transformation into the built space. We will share how we prepared for and set up the campus renewal—with four different teams of architects, each to create its own “village”—and the design and construction logistics and streamlining of aesthetics that were needed for the megaproject.

Finally, we’ll describe the culture of collaboration that had to be established to get so many different players—many of them competitors—working together. We’ll share decisions we made early on that turned out to be invaluable—and others we’d do differently next time.

NAIOP Washington State's annual business meeting will precede the morning's program. Principal members: Please review the updated chapter bylaws in advance of the meeting. Members will be asked to ratify the bylaws as part of the business meeting.


  • Ruta Patil, Senior Global Workplace Strategist, Microsoft Real Estate
  • Keith Donovan, Director of Operations, Microsoft Real Estate
  • Andy Doran, Senior Project Management Director, CBRE
  • John H.V. Chau, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, LMN Architects
  • Lew Guerrette, Vice President/Account Manager, Skanska
  • John Schaufelberger, Professor, Dept. of Construction Management & Dean Emeritus, College of Built Environments, UW (Moderator)

Event details:

  • Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. **New Date**
  • Four Seasons | 99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101
  • $50 Members, $80 Non-Member Not a member? Join now and receive complimentary registration, plus the rest of 2019 membership free!
  • This event is closed to the media. Thank you for your interest.
Online registration is closed.  We will have onsite registration available tomorrow!


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To sponsor this event, contact Peggi Lewis Fu, [email protected].

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