Blue Origin Opens Kent Headquarters and Research Facility

Published 1-30-2020
  • Blue Origin - Kent Headquarters and Research Facility
  • Blue Origin - Kent Headquarters and Research Facility

    Courtesy of Blue Origin.

Aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin opened its new headquarters and research facility in January of 2020 in Kent, Wash. Designed to accommodate approximately 1,500 employees, the 232,885-sf O'Neill Building provides open offices, R&D labs, conference rooms, a staff lounge and kitchen, and an expansive gathering space adjoining the lobby to encourage collaboration and interaction. Supporting the company's recent growth, the structure is sited on over 30 acres adjacent to Blue Origin's former headquarters, which has been renamed the Verne Building. General contractor Sierra Construction broke ground on the project in January of 2019.