The PNNL Seattle Research Center is located in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union, alongside leading top tech companies, research institutions, and universities. Our Seattle office is home to an unmatched concentration of research and policy experts spanning the national security, energy, and environmental mission space and bringing courageous discovery and innovation to our laboratory at large.
PNNL’s Seattle presence dates back more than 40 years ago, when we focused on nonproliferation policy with a side of homeland security.
Now situated in Seattle’s bustling Innovation District, the PNNL Seattle Research Center has more than 150 employees, plus interns and post-doctoral research associates. From global security to computational and data analytics to coastal sciences, energy, and environmental research, we tap into the region’s innovation hotbed to tackle complex issues at the nexus of science, technology, and policy and grow our capabilities and impact lab-wide.
The PNNL Seattle Research Center is located at:
1100 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
From 99 North
Heading north on Aurora (Highway 99), take the Aloha Street exit.
Turn left on to Dexter and the building will be on the right.
From 99 South
Heading south on Aurora (Highway 99) take the Dexter Way N exit (2nd exit after the Aurora Bridge).
Dexter Way N curves under Highway 99 and meets Dexter Ave N.
Turn right onto Dexter and the building will on your left.
From I-5 North or South
Take the Mercer Street exit and follow Mercer Street to Dexter Ave N.
Turn right on to Dexter and the building will be on the right.
Parking is available in the 1100 Dexter parking garage between 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Monday - Friday. The rates are $4.00 for the first hour, or $14.00 per day. The “early bird” rate is $11.00 per day. Visitor can pay and exit all gates. The maximum height clearance is 6' 6". Over-height vehicles can use the 8th Ave N entrance. Park in any space that is not reserved. PNNL does not validate parking. Street parking is also available.
King County Metro has service close to the office from its 40 and 62 bus lines. If you take light rail from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to the Westlake station and exit to the east, walking 3 blocks north along 6th Avenue will enable you to catch either bus from the Blanchard & 6th stop. Bus fare is $2.75 (exact change or pass required).
1100 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98109